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I just barely lived through this

przy:

Daughter (Age 4): Have you ever seen a dead person?

Me: Yeah…

[ 20 sec wait while 2nd shoe drops* ]

D(4): What did they look like?

Me: Sort of like they were sleeping, but you could tell they weren’t sleeping because they weren’t breathing.

D(4): At school when we go out in the cold, we can see our breath.

* distance shoe fell from, if no air resistance: d = [(9.8m/s^2) * (20s^2)] / 2 ≈ 1.22 miles

Nov
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(via #electronichalloween « adafruit industries blog)

Today could be a fantastic day.

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girlinariot:

riot

Christopher Wool, 1997

(Source: w-h-oo, via confessionsofamichaelstipe)

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Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.

 John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams (12 May 1780)


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MIT Scientist Captures Son’s First 90,000 Hours and First Words on Video, Graphs It

From the day he and his wife brought their son home five years ago, the family’s every movement and word was captured and tracked with a series of fisheye lenses in every room in their house. The purpose was to understand how we learn language, in context, through the words we hear.

A combination of new software and human transcription called Blitzscribe allowed them to parse 200 terabytes of data to capture the emergence and refinement of specific words in Roy’s son’s vocabulary. (Luckily, the boy was an early talker.) In one 40-second clip, you can hear how “gaga” turned into “water” over the course of six months. In a video clip, below, you can hear and watch the evolution of “ball.”

Most moving of all was the precise mapping of tight feedback loops between the child and his caregivers—father, mother, nanny. For example, Roy was able to track the length of every sentence spoken to the child in which a particular word—like “water”—was included. Right around the time the child started to say the word, what Roy calls the “word birth,” something remarkable happened.

“Caregiver speech dipped to a minimum and slowly ascended back out in complexity.” In other words, when mom and dad and nanny first hear a child speaking a word, they unconsciously stress it by repeating it back to him all by itself or in very short sentences. Then as he gets the word, the sentences lengthen again. The infant shapes the caregivers’ behavior, the better to learn.

(Previously.)

(Source: Fast Company)

Feb
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2011
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tags : i'd make a good dad  : komix 

Sep
21st
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tags : i'd make a good dad  : poetry 

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20th
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chirp:

in 1977, Italian designer Bruno Munari created Immagi Della Realta’ (Images of Reality), a boxed edition of photographic images for children with which various games can be played concerning the different ways of classifying and representing objects.

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youmightfindyourself:

mondrian outfits!

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(via jomynow)

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President Barack Obama tours the Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris with his family June 6, 2009.

(via The Official White House Photostream)

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