Little Big Star

January 16, 2009 at 4:40 am | Posted in Education, Games, Gratis, Music, Software | Leave a comment
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Tired of Rock Band/Guitar Hero and want to learn a real instrument?  Behold the next generation of rhythm game, now with extra Gratis.

The Periodic Table of Videos

July 16, 2008 at 4:10 am | Posted in Chemistry, Education, Reference, Science | Leave a comment
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The University of Nottingham would like to take you on a journey across the periodic table of elements, one Youtube video at a time.

Pecha Kucha

June 24, 2008 at 9:51 pm | Posted in Education | Leave a comment
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People around the world are putting the rapid back in their presentations: twenty slides, for twenty seconds apiecePerhaps you’d like to see it in action, or perhaps even see it live.

How To Write Strong Arguments

May 26, 2008 at 7:42 pm | Posted in Education, Philosophy, Reference | Leave a comment
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The Pyramid of Argumentation, Maslowtized.

Elementeo

April 16, 2008 at 4:04 am | Posted in Chemistry, Education, Games | Leave a comment
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Finally, a CCG-style game that actually teaches something!

“Calculus Via O Notation” By Donald Knuth

April 15, 2008 at 4:46 am | Posted in Education, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment
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The legendary computer science guru writes, in 1998, that “if I had the opportunity to deviate from the existing textbooks, I would certainly make major changes by emphasizing several notational improvements that advanced mathematicians have been using for more than a hundred years.

Responsive Face

April 5, 2008 at 1:49 am | Posted in Animation, CG, Education, Psychology, Webware | Leave a comment
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A real-time animated face is being used to teach kids with autism how to interpret emotions.

Questionaut

March 17, 2008 at 9:59 am | Posted in Education, Games, Webware | Leave a comment

A charming flash-based puzzle + trivia game aimed at young children, seeking to teach both factual knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Lockhart’s Lament

March 14, 2008 at 9:06 am | Posted in Education, Mathematics | Leave a comment

A Mathematician’s Lament was written by Paul Lockhart about the impoverished nature of modern math education.

Books That Make You Dumb

January 26, 2008 at 1:47 am | Posted in Books, Education, Psychology, Technology | Leave a comment

Empirical evidence (sort of) that some books make you smarter than others!

Moebius Transformations Revealed

November 29, 2007 at 11:19 pm | Posted in Animation, Education, Eye Candy, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

The beauty and elegance of the four kinds of Moebius transformation.

Stupid In America

October 4, 2007 at 5:33 pm | Posted in Education, Journalism | Leave a comment

Education in America: lots of stupid.

Statetris

July 25, 2007 at 3:58 am | Posted in Animation, Books, Cartography, Education, Games, Webware | Leave a comment

Think fast!

The Journey Of Mankind

June 4, 2007 at 6:45 pm | Posted in Animation, Books, Education, History, Painting, Physics, Reference, Webware | Leave a comment

The Bradshaw Foundation gives an educated guess as to the history of human migration.

A Fair(y) Use Tale

May 27, 2007 at 5:20 am | Posted in Animation, Architecture, Education, Fiction, FutureTech, Humor, Legal, Mashup/Remix, Painting, Reference | Leave a comment

Disney instructs us about the public domain, through a clever application of fair use.

Econoclass: What’s Wrong With This Picture

May 18, 2007 at 2:08 am | Posted in Animation, Economics, Education, Fashion | Leave a comment

Picture representations of a variety of laws of economics being violated.

“Doing With Images Makes Symbols” by Alan Kay

April 11, 2007 at 9:25 pm | Posted in Animation, Education, Esoterica, FutureTech, History, Physics, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

A historical review of computer user interfaces.

CleVR

April 11, 2007 at 4:56 pm | Posted in Books, CG, Education, Gratis, Philosophy, Webware | Leave a comment

A free web-based panoramic photo-stitching service.

“Waking Up In The Universe” Lecture Series, By Richard Dawkins

April 3, 2007 at 10:17 am | Posted in Animation, Biology, Education, Film, Science, Statistics, Television | Leave a comment

A five part series dating to 1991, introducing Dawkins’ ideas to the world via the BBC.

Universcale

March 31, 2007 at 1:30 am | Posted in Animation, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Books, Chemistry, Drawing, Education, Eye Candy, Legal, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Reference, Science, Statistics, Vehicles, Webware | Leave a comment

Powers of ten, for your mouse wheel.

The Taboo Test

March 26, 2007 at 9:31 am | Posted in Education, Philosophy, Religion | Leave a comment

The Philosopher’s Magazine wants to see how your moral compass spins by probing taboo areas.  Warning: sex with a chicken may ensue.

Centralia: The Mouth Of Hell

March 17, 2007 at 10:37 pm | Posted in Animation, Education, History, Physics | Leave a comment

For the last 45 years, this small town has been threatened by an underground coal fire.  The fire will continue to burn for another 250 years.

Brain Maps

March 1, 2007 at 7:44 pm | Posted in Animation, Biology, Education, Health, Painting, Reference, Statistics | Leave a comment

You’ve never explored the brain like this before (unless you’re a neurology person, anyway).

Maths Overview

February 27, 2007 at 7:16 pm | Posted in Animation, Dance, Education, Mathematics, Painting, Reference | Leave a comment

How are maths related to one another?  Some sources are better than others.

Gilgamesh’s Interstellar Ark

February 18, 2007 at 10:18 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Education, Esoterica, FutureTech, Legal, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Reference, Technology, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Strange Paths author Gilgamesh would like to provide some hard numbers to the debate of interstellar colonization (and, strangely, tag the post as “philosophy.”)

UNICEF Report on Child Wellbeing

February 17, 2007 at 8:57 am | Posted in Animation, Chemistry, Education, Health, Journalism, Statistics | Leave a comment

Does living in a rich country mean your children are living well?  Apparently not! (pdf warning)

The Black Cross Health Collective

February 15, 2007 at 12:38 pm | Posted in Animation, Education, Gratis, Health, Painting, Propaganda, Reference | Leave a comment

This “First Aid For Radicals And Activists” is on indefinite hiatus, but they still have some useful information for anyone who feels up for some civil disobedience.

Grading Exams: The Stair Method

February 10, 2007 at 12:21 pm | Posted in Animation, Education, Humor | Leave a comment

Let gravity do the thinking.

The PhET Simulation Index

February 3, 2007 at 8:34 pm | Posted in Animation, Books, Education, Legal, Physics, Science, Webware | 1 Comment

Colorado U’s Physics Education Technology site has a huge library of flash and java simulations to play with.

The Genealogy of Influence

January 24, 2007 at 9:11 pm | Posted in Art, Books, Dance, Education, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Religion, Science, Webware | Leave a comment

A massive visualization of the pattern of influence among history’s great minds, with mini-bios pulled from Wikipedia.

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