Science


Theater group puts on original play – The Weston Town Crier

March 1 & 2. $5. Some time.

This is pretty exciting. A high-school play composed in response to an article involving my darling MIRROR NEURONS. The play is called “The Outlier Effect” and seems to involve imitative behavior and an imposed form of autism. What I find interesting is that the subject they’ve chosen to work with also seems to center (from what I’ve read so far) around the expulsion of the one who is no longer part of the crowd (an obvious connection between MIRROR NEURONS and the work of RENE GIRARD). The question of resistance to authority pops up but how political they want to be and how well done has yet to be seen.

Being that the play is being held in Weston, MA I see no reason not to go and with as many Girardians as I can. There might be something there worth capitalizing on. If so I want to be front and center.

Gadget reviews: cell phones, computer accessories, DVD and digital cameras, handhelds, home theater and portable audio. » Pretec i-Disk BulletProof flash drive

I want one.

My IP address and location? Show my ip address and locate the ip

Holy junk! This thing told me my computer was down one block and across the street… that was amazing! A lot closer than I’ve ever seen. Chris, if you don’t already have this, you should!

Charlotte Observer | 11/13/2006 | Principals sprint with 3-minute class checks

Interesting practical use of ideas first presented to me by Macolm Gladwell’s “Blink“. I’m glad to see that the use isn’t an all out extreme version of what I read about, but something more moderate and useful.

CSIRO develops an air guitar shirt – smh.com.au – The Sydney Morning Herald

While the practical value to me is limited, that they can do this to some effective degree is amazing and makes me wonder what else we could make using the same technique… I’m thinking in line with vehicles responding not to a steering wheel but to some kind of body motion.

Communist Robot – Where do you stand on the future?

Simply amazing.

Meeting Your Expectations | Cosmic Variance

The results of this study won’t surprise many people. The idea of people living up to expectations whether they be good or bad isn’t very new. But it did get me thinking about this upcoming job I might have. I know that most of what I do will be trying to impart skills into students at various levels. However, how much of an impact can expectations and the perception of expectations influence that transfer of aptitude?

What I’m wondering is how to best use this information to provide a positive expectation environment without inducing a false sense of self-confidence. I’ll be thinking about this for a while I’m sure.

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