Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2012«

Did Jesus Exist? | Notes & Review

April 29, 2012


Bart Ehrman. Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth. HarperOne, 2012. (361 pages) [many thanks to Janelle for our copy!] Introduction When mythicists use the term [myth] they often seem to mean simply a story that has no historical basis, a history-like narrative that in fact did not happen. (3) What I […]

Making Education Brain Science

April 19, 2012


There were several items in this article worth noting, and seriously considering. Making Education Brain Science April 13, 2012 By JENNY ANDERSON LAST month, two kindergarten classes at the Blue School were hard at work doing what many kindergartners do: drawing. One group pursued a variation on the self-portrait. “That’s me thinking about my brain,” […]

TED | Jonathan Haidt on the Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives

April 14, 2012


Suppose that two American friends are traveling together in Italy. They go to see Michelangelo’s “David,” and when they finally come face to face with the statue, they both freeze dead in their tracks. The first guy — we’ll call him Adam — is transfixed by the beauty of the perfect human form. The second […]

Half The Sky | Review & Notes

April 12, 2012


Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide. Vintage Books, 2009. (296 pages),,,, — Review — The book reads much like one long New York Times article (or several stringed together), and is riveting, educational, inspiring, and evocative. My only regret is not reading […]

The Hunger Games & The Gospel | Notes & Review

April 9, 2012


Julie Clawson. The Hunger Games and the Gospel:Bread, Circuses, and the Kingdom of God. Patheos Press, 2012. (149 pages; 3930 Kindle locations) One Hand Clapping – Julie Clawson’s website Introduction: Let the Games Begin Although not explicitly “Christian” books, the themes explored in The Hunger Games are the same ones Christians have wrestled with since […]

TED | Marco Tempest: A Magical Tale (with Augmented Reality)

April 8, 2012


Marco Tempest: What I’d like to show you today is something in the way of an experiment. Today’s its debut. It’s a demonstration of augmented reality. And the visuals you’re about to see are not prerecorded. They are live and reacting to me in real time. I like to think of it as a kind […]

TED | Marco Tempest: The Magic of Truth & Lies

April 8, 2012


So the type of magic I like, and I’m a magician, is a magic that uses technology to create illusions. So I would like to show you something I’ve been working on. It’s an application that I think will be useful for artists — multimedia artists in particular. It synchronizes videos across multiple screens of […]