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Calvin Nicholls, Canadian Paper Artist

 

Coffee Break

 

Digitized Life

S, M, L Baby Sitting Snack Break OFF-LINE

Synesthesia

Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiæ or synæsthesiæ), from the ancient Greek σύν (syn), “together,” and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), “sensation,” is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. Recently, difficulties have been recognized in finding an adequate definition of synesthesia, as many different […]

Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980)

Almodovar’s first film of life in Madrid during the punk era and not one for the squeamish. He covers everything from drugs and sexual violence, to female masochism.  

JSTOR and Aaron Swartz

JSTOR (pronounced JAY-stor;[3] short for Journal Storage) is a digital library founded in 1995. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now also includes books and primary sources, and current issues of journals.[4] It provides full-text searches of more than a thousand journals, dating back to 1665 in the case of the Philosophical […]

Dol: Unit of pain

Scientists created a pain measurement scale by burning the hands of women in labor In the 1940s, a group of doctors at the University of Cornell set out to create a unit of pain intensity. Using the “dol” as a unit, the physicians created a 21-point quantitative scale, but through unusual means — testing pain […]