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Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold's Public Library

May 01, 16

how to draw islamic tile complexities with compass and ruler

Apr 30, 16

First Saturday in May is World Naked Gardening Day

Apr 29, 16

"In 1993, Howard Rheingold explained the new phenomenon of online communities to a skeptical public. To convince people that online communities are really communities, he told powerful stories of members of the California BBS The WELL supporting one another not just with words, but with their time and money. For example, WELL members sent books to a bibliophile who lost his library in a fire, and helped with medical evacuation for a member who became seriously ill while traveling.

I offer this definition:
An online group where members offer one another material support passes “the Rheingold Test.”"
Thanks @asbruckman for "the Rheingold test" re: is an online group a community:

Apr 29, 16

I can't think of many people more qualified. My interview with her:

Apr 28, 16

"As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it—or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion—we realize with a jolt that what we perceive is never the world directly, but rather our brain’s best guess at what that world is like, a kind of internal simulation of an external reality. Still, we bank on the fact that our simulation is a reasonably decent one. If it wasn’t, wouldn’t evolution have weeded us out by now? The true reality might be forever beyond our reach, but surely our senses give us at least an inkling of what it’s really like.


Physicists Hunt for the Big Bang's Triangles
The Beasts That Keep the Beat
In Newly Created Life Form, a Major Mystery
Not so, says Donald D. Hoffman, a professor of cognitive"

Apr 26, 16

"How like a god". My @CapX column on how Shakespeare invented our world. #Shakespeare400
– Daniel Hannan (DanHannanMEP)

Apr 26, 16

"Note Towards the Definition of a Psychedelic Philosophy" by the late Patrick Lundborg. via @PeterSjostedtH
– Heads News (HeadsNews)

Apr 26, 16

Encrypting your laptop demystified #1yrago
– Cory Doctorow (doctorow)

Apr 25, 16

RT @chronicle: How peer teaching can improve the classroom experience for students and instructors:

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