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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #104


  1. Pixar & Khan Academy Offer a Free Online Course on Storytelling | “The Pixar directors and story artists drafted to serve as instructors for this course are as deft at encouragement as they are at their craft. They’ll help you move that rubber tree plant… for free. Each short, example-packed video lesson is followed with an activity in which the viewer is asked to parse his or her favorite stories. One of the most compelling aspects of the series is hearing about the stories that matter deeply to the teachers.”
  2. Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works | “Meet Santiago Ramón y Cajal, an artist, photographer, doctor, bodybuilder, scientist, chess player and publisher. He was also the father of modern neuroscience.”
  3. 12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs | “Can you name five female scientists from history? Maybe you named one, or two. Chances are you remembered Marie Curie, the famed two-time Nobel Laureate whose work led to the discovery of radioactivity. Yet there are hundreds of female scientists whose work has been foundational to science as we know it today—but many people don’t know their names, their faces, or their achievements.”
  4. Apply to be a 2017 Adobe Creative Resident | “Applications for the 2017 Creative Residency program year are open until February 26. Please read this post to learn more about the application process. We are excited to announce the Adobe Creative Residency is building upon the success of its first two years and expanding in 2017. For the upcoming program year, we will have six residents from the United States, Germany and Canada. It will be the first year the Creative Residency is open to candidates outside of the United States and we plan to continue expanding it internationally in the future.”
  5. See the Original 1958 Sketches for the Peace Symbol | “Gerald Holtom’s rarely exhibited original sketches for the peace symbol will go on view this March at the Imperial War Museum in London.”
  6. The Best Point-and-Shoot Camera | “After researching and testing more than 30 high-end compact cameras over the past three years, we recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 if you’re looking to take the best pictures possible with a camera small enough to slip into your pocket.”
  7. Deleting Uber is the least you can do | “Uber is what you get when you take Silicon Valley’s most toxic values, add billions of dollars in venture capital, and spice it with endless adoration from a fawning tech press. The resulting cocktail has turned as putrid as it’s been potent. And the inebriated corporate culture of Uber is acting as reckless and callous as a dangerous drunk.”
  8. The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend | “One thing becomes apparent after the honeymoon of a newly-launched career is over: Your employer—whether it’s a scrappy startup or a massive multi-million dollar company—is not your friend. You are a resource. That means the only one you can trust, really, is you. Here’s how to keep a cool head and stay in control of your career.”
  9. How big is the manual for an aircraft carrier? | “Due to the high rate of rotation on an aircraft carrier, everyone on board is doing one thing, learning another and teaching something else, all at the same time. The result is a continually-learning organization that is greater than the sum of its parts.”
  10. Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs | “As libraries acquired more books, card catalogs needed to expand fast in order to keep track of them. Though the newly invented typewriter was beginning to take hold, it took time and effort to teach the art of “machine writing.” Librarians still had to handwrite their catalog cards. And this was causing problems.”