The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #140

  1. Feliks Konczakowski’s animated Droste-effect labels | “In some of these GIFs, he takes a dizzying dive into the recursive imaginary spaces that we call “Droste effect” packages. In some cases, he’s made both color and black & white versions which I’ve enjoyed pairing together here.”
  2. This Is Your Brain on Exercise | “Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp.”
  3. Gerhard Steidl Is Making Books an Art Form | “He is the printer the world’s best photographers trust most.”
  4. How I coined the term ‘open source’ | “Christine Peterson finally publishes her account of that fateful day, 20 years ago.”
  5. MOURNING JOHN PERRY BARLOW, THE BARD OF THE INTERNET | “Barlow’s impact is such that even those who aren’t familiar with his name have long been grappling with his vision of the networked world, one where speech and creativity flow unfettered, and truth targets power with the speed of a bullet. But Barlow won’t be remembered only for the way he rustled prose, ideas or lyrics. IRL, he was bigger than life.”
  6. A list of 25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow | “Silicon Valley visionary John Perry Barlow died last night at the age of 70. When he was 30, the EFF founder (and sometime Grateful Dead lyricist) drew up a list of what he called Principles of Adult Behavior.”
  7. How distraction can make you a better meditator, and other advice for meditation skeptics | “The biggest misconception — which is a true misunderstanding — is the idea that you have to clear your mind. There are thousands of kinds of meditation. The one I talk about is mindfulness, which involves sitting in a reasonably quiet place and focusing on the feeling of your breath coming in and out. Every time you get distracted, you start over again — and again and again.”
  8. A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes | “Not giving a shit takes the wind out of an asshole’s sails.”
  9. I Spent Two Years Trying to Fix the Gender Imbalance in My Stories | “Here’s what I’ve learned, and why I did it.”
  10. What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids | “Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines. One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn’t have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new. But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So when I was interviewing dozens of them for my book The Art of Screen Time, I asked them how they made screen time rules at home. None of them held themselves up as paragons, but it was interesting to see how the priorities they focused on in their own research corresponded with the priorities they set at home.”

Image: courtesy Dr. Chuck Hillman / University of Illinois (link #2).