This joyous image was an Honorable Mention award winner in the People category of the 2nd Annual Spider Awards in 2006. The contest, apparently well known in the art world, seeks the best in black and white photography from around the world by both professionals and amateurs. I spent quite a while looking through the galleries of nominated and winning photographs from the past three years. Early entries are being accepted now for this year’s competition.
More of photographer Laurie Rhodes’ beautiful work can be seen in her gallery.
Via The Daily Buzzz
You actually want to go watch Hans Rosling talk. You’ll need your sound on. If you ever need to give a presentation of any kind at work, it should count as “how to do it” training. Even if you don’t, go watch. You’ll enjoy it, and this is good stuff to know.
Have any of you visited Reactive Colors yet, or tried out the software? It sounds very interesting. From MindHacks:
Innovative autism community software project Reactive Colors had its official launch the other day, and is now sporting a new website and numerous ‘reactivities’ to download and play online.
The project is designed to encourage individuals with autistic spectrum differences and learning disabilities to use computers, through which they can develop mouse, keyboard, programming and screen skills and deliberately emphasise the characteristics of computing that are of potential significance to people on the autism spectrum.
The project is based on open-source principles and intended to be more than just a free download. Interested people are encouraged to contribute their own programming skills to the project.
The input of people with autism and Asperger syndrome is particularly encouraged, as they are likely to have the best insight into what sort of activities will engage those on the autism spectrum.
Today, a post to one of the homeschooling lists I’m on included a link to Connections: ezine of unschooling and mindful parenting. I haven’t read all of it, but there’s definitely lots of good stuff there. Highly recommended!