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- Eye Candy for Today: Joaquim Vayreda’s Scarecrow October 17, 2018The Scarecrow, Joaquim Vayreda Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Museu Nacional D-Art de Catalunya. 19th century Spanish painter Joaquim Vayreda gives us a nicely evocative scene of farm fields in early Autumn. Read More ...Charley Parker
- Edward Julius Detmold October 16, 2018Edward Julius Detmold and his twin brother Charles Maurice Detmold were book illustrators active in the “Golden Age” of illustration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Both were interested in natural history and animals, and even in their illustrations for books like Kipling’s Read More ...Charley Parker
- Eye Candy for Today: Levitan’s Golden Autumn October 16, 2018Golden Autumn (Zolotaya Osen), Isaac Levitan Link is to page with access to high-resolution image file on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the original, but the Tretyakov image seems a little over exposed to Read More ...Charley Parker
- Titus Kaphar and Vijay Gupta named MacArthur Fellows, a musical tribute to #MeToo and other TED news October 16, 2018As usual, the TED community is busy with new projects and news — here are a few highlights. Meet two newly minted MacArthur “geniuses.” Visual artist Titus Kaphar and violinist Vijay Gupta have been named 2018 MacArthur Fellows! The fellowship, established in 1981, awards $625,000 over the course of five years to individuals of exemplary creative merit, to s […]Yasmin Belkhyr
- Remembering Paul Allen October 16, 2018The directory of the Allen Brain Atlas, at brain-map.org, a huge collection of data from brains (mouse and human) that any scientist can use. The Allen Institute for Brain Science, like several other scientific and technical institutes funded by Paul Allen, does fundamental research that is made openly available. What’s an appropriate second act after co-fou […]Emily McManus
- Reboot: The talks of TED@BCG October 8, 2018CEO of BCG, Rich Lesser, welcomes the audience to TED@BCG, held October 3, 2018, at Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) How do we manage the transformations that are radically altering our lives — all while making a positive impact on our well-being, productivity and the world? In a word: reboot. For a seventh year, BCG has partner […]Brian Greene