• N/Naka.

  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Strauss, Shostakovich and Norman @BerlinPhill

    Andrew Norman’s Sabina was beautiful. > Chief conductor Kirill Petrenko presents two works that reflect the end of the Second World War in very different ways. On the one hand Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen: a web of sound for 23 solo strings that with warmth and transparency mourns a devastated world. In the case of Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony, the Soviet rulers hoped for a victory symphony – but received a bright, ironic work that refuses to rejoice. We also hear Andrew Norman’s Sabina, a sound painting full of iridescent reflections of light. www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concer…

  • N/Naka.

  • Rapha Los Angeles.

  • marina del rey garden center.

  • I’m listening to more classical music, especially on Berlin Phil and this book gives me background info of composers. www.goodreads.com

  • Any recommendations for a good book about HTTP? Something accessible and readible like @abookapart “HTTP for Designers”

  • IndieWebCamp West 2020 - Online only

    Want to work on your personal site this weekend? Sign up free @IndieWebCamp West https://2020.indieweb.org/west

  • Let's Say the Scary Parts Out Loud

    These events aren’t a bad dream that will fade into oblivion when we blissfully wake up, or as the climax of some ongoing story we’re reading or watching; instead, they’re the direct and understandable result of past and ongoing processes

    Historian’s point of view are worthwhile reads. Let’s Say the Scary Parts Out Loud - Perspectives: Past, Present, and Future, by Patrick Wyman

  • St Johns Presbyterian. Fig tree planted circa 1879.

  • Helen’s Cycles.

  • Berliner Philharmoniker

    Listening to The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live” Sat, 23 May 2020, 10:00 After the European Concert, which was moving for everyone involved, chief conductor Kirill Petrenko now appears once again with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker in an empty Philharmonie. On this occasion, works from the turn of the century to the 1920s are on the programme: Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, which is characterised by a late Romantic tone, Claude Debussy’s atmospheric Prélude à lʼaprès-midi dʼun faune as a beacon of French Modernism, and Paul Hindemith’s spirited and witty Kammermusik No. 1.

    Debussy!!! www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concer…

  • City life could improve if we take environmental concerns seriously — Beautiful News

    “With lockdowns in place, businesses closed and transport at a standstill, air quality has been soaring. Delhi, the 5th most polluted city in the world, has seen a 60% decline in airborne pollutants.

    It doesn’t solve the long term problem of toxic air. But it does show how city life could improve if environmental concerns were addressed more urgently. “ — @beautiful__news

    Air Pollution Has Plummeted Across Many Major Cities

  • Aspire Grant Program Open

    Aspire Grant Program - Conservation Action Research Network We are pleased to announce the call for proposals has opened for the 2020 ASPIRE grants program.

    The Aspire Grant Program provides competitive research grants of up to $5,000 USD for African graduate students and early career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region.

  • Be a Smart Citizen

    The project uses open source technologies such as Arduino to enable ordinary citizens to gather information on their environment and make it available to the public on the Smart Citizen platform.

    Smart citizen is a unique ecosystem of sensing devices, software platforms, and engagement tools that genuinely enable communities to make sense of their environment.

    The Smart Citizen Kit allows people to easily measure and collect data such as air and noise pollution from their environment, and visualize it while sharing it with everyone on its dedicated platform. All of these, while being completely open source and customizable to your needs.

    Sensors for

    • weather conditions
    • air quality
    • noise pollution
    • light pollution


  • The Paper Microscope

    Foldscope is the ultra-affordable paper microscope. It was designed to be portable and durable, while performing on par with conventional research microscopes (140X magnification and 2 micron resolution). I bought a kit plus some prepared slides of microbes, plants and insects to see what it’s like. @TeamFoldscope #citizenscience

  • Went on a 48.28 km (30mile) road ride this morning. My🥇PR distance🦠😷🚴🏽 www.strava.com/activitie…

  • 5 Simple Habits to Improve UX Research

    🧠 Ensure actionable insights 👁️ Good presentation matters ⚠️ Anticipate things will go wrong 👥 Moderate the audience 🔎 Track the core questions

    source dribbble.com

  • What do the Beatles and C-Scans have in common?

    “Radiologists could suddenly use x-rays to see tumors, cysts, gray matter, white matter, and the fluid-filled cavities of the brain. Ironically, given that wave theory and Fourier analysis began with the study of music, at a key moment in the development of computerized tomography, music proved indispensable again. Hounsfield had his breakthrough ideas in the mid-1960s when he was working for a company called Electric and Musical Industries. He had first worked on EMI’s radar and guided weaponry, and then he turned his attention to developing Britain’s first all-transistor computer. After that smashing success, EMI decided to support Hounsfield and let him do whatever he wanted for his next project. At that time, EMI was flush with money and could afford to take risks. Their profits had doubled after they’d signed a band from Liverpool called the Beatles.”

    — Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe by Steven Strogatz a.co/41tbPq6

  • I finished reading “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic” by David Quammen published 2012. www.goodreads.com

  • Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    “The difficulty of predicting precisely doesn’t oblige us to remain blind, unprepared, and fatalistic about emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases. No. The practical alternative to soothsaying is “improving the scientific basis to improve readiness.

    The scientific basis” means the understanding of which virus groups to watch, the field capabilities to detect spillovers in remote places before they become regional outbreaks, the organizational capacities to control outbreaks before they become pandemics, plus the laboratory tools and skills to recognize known viruses speedily, to characterize new viruses almost as fast, and to create vaccines and therapies without much delay.

    If we can’t predict a forthcoming influenza pandemic or any other newly emergent virus, we can at least be vigilant; we can be well-prepared and quick to respond; we can be ingenious and scientifically sophisticated in the forms of our response.”

    — Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen a.co/aiWEQrb

  • “There’s not a hope in hell of predicting the nature and timing of the next influenza pandemic. Too many factors vary randomly, or almost randomly, in that system.” 🦠😷

    — Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen a.co/gBQlgKO

  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

    Virtual Screening / Q&A – Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché - Annenberg Space for Photography The Jodi Foster-narrated documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché depicts the take of the female genius who made over 1,000 films at the turn of the century. Join us for a free virtual screening party of this powerful film, then join director Pamela B. Green and co-writer Joan Simon for a special Q&A session.

  • Reading No. 8 - Ancient Mariner Big Read

    Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink

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