From the world pool: December 13, 2014


“It’s a form of child abuse,” she said. Unconscious bias and how it plays out in schools. Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue 

“The results of two experiments supported the hypothesis that, for sexist men, exposure to sexist humor can promote the behavioral release of prejudice against women.” An older study, but just recently spotted a reference to it.

5 Ways Marginalized People Can Recognize Their Privileges In Other Areas

Police Chief Magazine: Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot?

What I’ve Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings  (via Chris Bourg @mchris4duke)

“Rape victims: This is an important time in your life. With so many details to attend to, here’s a checklist to make sure you’re not missing out.”

Why Poor People Stay Poor. Excerpted from Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado. (via Kameron Hurley @KameronHurley)

Art + Design

“In Copenhagen, a wireless network of flashing green LED lights waves cyclists on, helping them ride through traffic signals without getting stuck at a red light.” (via Paola Antonelli @curiousoctopus)

“Acrylics shows up with wide, glazed eyes and lisps, ‘Whatever the master pleases! Yesssss! Master wishes us to do what?'” Heh. I know a number of people who feel like this. Eye of the Dragon, and Gibbering Rant about Acrylics


Some interesting people profiled in this article: A World Disrupted: the Leading Global Thinkers of 2014. I wonder who got left off? (Via Paola Antonelli @curiousoctopus)

When I put the two following articles together I can’t help thinking that higher education and the prospects of graduates are really, really screwed.

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: School as “Skills”. “After all, students who love to learn, students who know how to learn, students who know how to ask critical questions and solve problems – that’s sorta what a liberal arts degree could and should be, right? But nah. Instead this year, we got more “bootcamps” to address the “skills shortage.“

Is an MFA the new MBA? “More often than not, arts graduates are invisible to us when we search for new talent. But based on the SNAAP research findings, one of the largest surveys ever conducted of college graduates, these former art students have many of the skills and habits necessary to navigate a circuitous career—including the constant reinvention and “retooling” necessary for any environment that values innovation.”

Quote of the week

The parchment is hairy.” Cheeky Complaints Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Manuscripts

Just for fun

Oh, the humanity.

Creative typography with icing.

Oh, just what I needed more of this holiday season: potatoes, butter, whipping cream, and sugar! How to make lefse, straight from Lutheran church ladies

The Revenge of the Champagne. (via Robin McKinley @robinmckinley) Yes, it’s advertising, but it made me laugh.

Just cool

Zoologger: The bird that mimics a toxic caterpillar (via Chris Boese @ChrisBoese)

Go to full screen: Stormscapes 2: Stormier. “I’d say it’s seriously one of the most incredible weather videos I have ever seen.” (via MCA Hogarth @mcahogarth)


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