From the publisher's website: "The YouTube Reader
is the first full-length book to explore YouTube as an industry, an archive and a cultural form." Features some seasoned commentators, among them film analyst Thomas Elsaesser, and an online exhibition
. Looks interesting.
posted by Holly
on Aug 26, 2009 -
Is there a formula—some mix of love, work, and psychological adaptation—for a good life? For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been examining this question, following 268 men who entered college in the late 1930s through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age. Here, for the first time, a journalist gains access to the archive of one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history. What Makes Us Happy?
posted by allkindsoftime
on May 12, 2009 -
H.A.R.O., or "Help A Reporter Out,"
is the brainchild of Peter Shankman (aka skydiver
on Twitter). Embracing the philosophy that "Everyone is an expert on something," HARO matches reporters and authors up with sources through the simple process of a sign-up form. Seems like a good match for all the experts here on MeFi. [more inside]
posted by misha
on Jun 18, 2008 -
released by CERA
has some interesting tidbits: the average motorist in 2005 used 703 gallons of gas, and drove 40 percent more than 25 years ago; the US has 1,148 registered personal vehicles for every 1,000 licensed drivers; the percentage of vehicles that are SUVs (including minivans and light trucks) is slowly going down from 55% in 2005 to 53% in 2006; the average fuel consumption for all vehicles is 19.8 mpg in 2005, a drop from when it peaked at 20.2 in 2001; and the share of U.S. household budgets going to gasoline and oil has has been relatively stable for decades, at about 3.8 percent in 2006.
posted by jaimev
on Dec 1, 2006 -
The sketchbooks of Edward Burne-Jones
, Benjamin Champney
, Henri-Edmond Cross
, Jacques-Louis David
, Paul Feeley
, Jean-Honoré Fragonard
, Sanford Gifford
, George Grosz
, Frederic Leighton
, and John Singer Sargent
. UnderCover, Artists' Sketchbooks
exhibition by the Harvard Art museums [via woolgathering]
posted by bigmusic
on Aug 14, 2006 -
Emory University study describes the Millenial Generation
An interesting comparison of Gen Xers and the so-called Millenial Generation, born since 1982, from Emory University. The M.Gen kids apparently want to do good, as long as there is a clear structure and leadership that tells them how and what to do . . . oh, and don't question the leaders. Really. Why would you?
posted by pt68
on Mar 2, 2006 -
From the Asia Times
— "The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday." [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00
on Oct 3, 2003 -
Your eyes never stop moving.
Even though we are rarely aware of them, our eye movements are incredibly complex
. They are also very informative. Eye movement data is being used to study painters painting
, art lovers loving art
, drivers driving
, musicians sight reading
, and speakers speaking
, not to mention the cognitive science staples of reading
and scene viewing
. One interesting application of eye movement data is the Eyetrack2000 project
, which attempts to describe the eye movement behavior of people viewing news websites in order to improve web page design. Some of the findings
suggest that the internet and print media are different in important ways: on the web, text is fixated before pictures; in print, pictures are fixated first.
posted by iceberg273
on Oct 24, 2001 -
from researchers at the University of Alberta concludes that unhappy workers perform their tasks at the same rate as happy workers, but with about half as many errors (more inside).
posted by hazyjane
on Jun 15, 2001 -