Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Budget Cuts

York College
Professional Staff Congress
Informational Meeting about PROPOSED Budget Cuts to CUNY
Let’s stand together against tuition hikes and for investment in education
Wednesday, February 25th
4-5 PM in 1M06

PSC Union President
Barbara Bowen will speak on the truth about the current Budget Crisis—its impact on your education and what you can do about it!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jung Fun!

You make Pearson cry

Three examples of misinterpreting correlations.

The Little ARG That Failed

Between the giant banners advertising the D-9 alternate reality game (ARG) with anti-alien slogans, beyond the Dharma Initiative recruitment booth, there was a little stack of postcards at Comic-Con that read "You are being deceived — www.youarebeingdeceived.com." It was the calling card for an ARG that nobody saw. How do I know? Because io9 built the You Are Being Deceived ARG, complete with a phone number you can call and two mysterious linked URLs, as an experiment in marketing and mass deception. What happens when you try to deceive people but your lies are drowned out by better-funded lies? Allow me to recount our strange tale. Link

For the Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving

Scientists have for the first time recorded individual brain cells in the act of summoning a spontaneous memory, revealing not only where a remembered experience is registered but also, in part, how the brain is able to recreate it.


Magenta Ain't A Colour

A beam of white light is made up of all the colours in the spectrum. The range extends from red through to violet, with orange, yellow, green and blue in between. But there is one colour that is notable by its absence (click here to check). Pink (or magenta, to use its official name) simply isn’t there. But if pink isn’t in the light spectrum, how come we can see it?

Here’s an experiment you can try: stare at the pink circle below for about one minute, then look over at the blank white space next to the image. What do you see? You should see an afterimage. What colour is it? Link

Bill recommends, Rethinking Thin