I came across this project over at CNET. You may think that it’s like golf – “a good walk spoiled.” Or you may be intrigued. I, of course, take the latter view.
The Making of Listen to the Light by BLUEBRAIN from BLUEBRAIN on Vimeo.
This image comes from the online store for the Tourist Office in Le Puy, France, one of the historic starting points for the Camino de Santiago. Unfortunately, bedbugs have joined the pilgrimage in recent years. Ugh!
This is an advertisement for a powder guaranteed to eliminate your bloodthirsty little companions. Notice the signature scallop shell in the background of the drawing. Adorable, non?
Of course, the bedbugs were probably along for the ride in the Middle Ages, but...
Anyone who performs, competes, or has been otherwise alive on the globe for the last twenty years has been told to "visualize" the concert, the game, the presentation in front of the meanest committee living, etc. Tom Metzger gives a great explanation of how visualization works. It's not voo-doo; it's neuroscience.
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Yet another reason to fund music programs! Maybe a new recruiting strategy for the choir?
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I don't know why this always comes as a surprise to people. We all know that "music hath charms to sooth a savage breast." (Often misquoted as "savage beast.")
While I prefer the "art for art's sake" approach, I'll take what scientific tidbits I can find.
This article comes from the National Institutes of Health, USA.
Thanks to Aristotle over at the Musica Sacra Forum.
Well, we all know there are no coincidences, right? Last week I got "The 6th Day" from Netflix because I was looking for an action movie and had queued it up several weeks ago. This film features the current governor of California and the entire plot centers around the immorality of human cloning.
Once you get past the irony of Arnold’s current position as governor of a state that has vowed to throw endless amounts of money into uncontrolled research on cloning, it’s not a...
I’ve been depressed all day by the news about "advances" in cloning from South Korea.
My thanks to blogger Gerald over at "The Cafeteria is Closed"
St. Augustine, who had such a deep influence on the mind of our new Holy Father, once wrote that, "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their name are anger and courage: anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." Are we angry enough about what’s wrong with the world —...