Books / Video

An Interview with Anya Kamenetz about student loans, higher education, and her book “DIY U”

DIY U by Anya Kamenetz
Anya Kamenetz is the author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. She's also the subject of our very first (and very beta) video interview: [caption id="attachment_399" align="alignleft" width="179" caption="DIY U"][/caption] DIY U is about the future of higher education: It’s a story about the communities of visionaries who are…
Nature / Science / Video

A sparkling blue “alien” in our own seas

Vivid blue creatures with sparkling bioluminescence... not just the province of expensive special effects in sci-fi movies. Here in earth's own oceans you can find the lovely Corynactis viridis: You can read more about this intriguing little organism (and see other beautiful videos of sea creatures) at the blog of Morphologic Studios - a "scientific…
Art & Design / Video

Polaroid film: A 1972 “introduction” by Charles and Ray Eames

So serious--artistically and technically--for what is basically just an advertisement! This short film is intrinsically interesting because it was made by the iconic designers Charles and Ray Eames, but it's also fascinating as a time capsule of 1972... as a technical lesson on how a wonderful invention worked... and as a reminder of why--even in…