I love libraries. I think that is pretty obvious, given the field that I am going into and getting my degree in.
I do not love information literacy instruction. That’s not true - let me clarify: doing information literacy instruction, and teaching others to be information literate with lesson plans and all that kind of thing.
This really applies to me and being a part of any kind of instruction or teaching.
Which is why, although I go to class every week, and complete all my assignments, I have not paid any attention to anything that has been said through most of my lectures in my information literacy class.
I honestly think it is because 80% of the library aspect of the class has already been covered in depth by all my other classes. And so therefore all of this is going over things I already know. And all these points are pretty obvious.
The rest is specific only because it has to do specifically with library instruction.
Most of this class has to do with teaching.
I am not a teacher.
However, I guess I am more prepared to do all kinds of stuff regarding teaching folks how to be information literate, so I guess that’s pretty neat - mainly because it is super important and all. In all seriousness.
This has been a rant. I’m not sorry.
I’m just really really bored with this lecture.
We’ve essentially been talking about how important technology and keeping ahead of the curve is to libraries for the past hour. Which is something that we have talked in depth about for every single other class I have had ever with perhaps the exception of my special collections class which was all about rare books, archives, and manuscripts. Which was taught by a lovely man who was head of special collections who really didn’t even know how to use his e mail, and notably kind of anti-tech.
I would just really like to get out of class so that I can essentially run to my car (which is at my house 4 blocks away), drive back to the station, pick up the table and promo bag, go to Geeksboro and do the event, and finally go back home and read a few articles, write some metadata, and get a handle on all this stuff so that I can go to Moogfest next week.
I should probably eat and have a shower too. Which means that I will get to sleep about 3am.
Scarlett Johansson and Dita Von Teese - Flaunt USA October 2006
Scarlett Johansen is much more attractive when she looks like a gorgeous man, I think.
Tamburlaine ~ Robert Stewart Sherriffs
a mythical animal of North American folklore (a so-called “fearsome critter”) described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns or deer antlers and sometimes a pheasant’s tail (and often hind legs). The word “jackalope” is a portmanteau of “jackrabbit” and “antalope”, an archaic spelling of “antelope”. It is also known asLepus temperamentalus.
It is possible that the tales of jackalopes were inspired by sightings of rabbits infected with the Shope papilloma virus, which causes the growth of horn- and antler-like tumors in various places on the rabbit’s head and body.
I have always wanted them to be real.
Like griffins. And manticores. And all those other lovely beasts that look like other animals sewn together that have all those lovely myths about them.
Which reminds me of this: The Resurrectionist. I picked it up in Philly this summer after visiting the Mutter Museum - and finding this was almost chillingly, creepily perfect, and followed with the tone of the place. The writer was from Philly, and had just signed these books at the bookstore the day before. I believe the institution the museum is a part of is even referenced in the book. I believe I bought one of the last copies. The person I went with bought Grimm’s Fairy tales at the same bookstore, which also linked back to an exhibit they had at the museum.
One of those days when everything ties together in this strange way.
Basically the random instances in a given system are being so random that at some point it all has to look like it fit together for a reason, and patterns seemed to emerge, because chaos can only be what it is if there are patterns that exist within the chaos, or the randomized chaos itself would actually be a pattern, and so therefore not random, or chaos.
Tonight is one of those nights.
It makes me want to read a bestiary (or several, as well as other things) in some nook where no one can bother me for at least several weeks in all my hermetical splendor.
I think that is my cue to sleep.
Sound installation by Alex Allmont uses old LEGO to create a machine to generate electronic music - video embedded below:
Play house is an automata that mechanically computes and performs hooky and hypnotic acid house. Like a generative musical loom, a single drive turns a sequence of LEGO gears, levers and latches that mutate riffs and rhythm patterns. These are played out on analogue drums and synthesisers from the halcyon days of 1980’s dance music while the machine gradually shifts the timbre and space of the sound. In the piece the process of creation is laid bare so one can indulge in picking apart the interactions driving the score, seeing sound as it changes in sculpture, exploring our expectations in music, or simply rocking out to some fruity acid.
When your gf has a clothing swap and you come home (slightly drunk) to your new favorite shirt on your pillow. #twinpeaks #laurapalmer #davidlynch
I NEED THIS SHIRT
Uno Moralez (b. Bashkortostan, Russia) - Jacov 1-10 Drawings
This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
”How we treat the least of us defines us.”
"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"
Did any one even bother to look it up
They donated it all to and I quote “Across our state there are Christian Crisis Pregnancy Centers and special needs related to women struggling with an unwanted pregnancy. The dollars produced from the endowment will all go to help with these needs.”
so yes they still help struggling pregnant people and parents.
Aren’t Christian Crisis Pregnancy Centres the ones that try to shame and manipulate women out of abortions, and provide no actual useful assistance for women struggling with financial and social problems that could be driving them to seek an abortion? And in some cases actually put up the false front of aiding women seeking abortions only to stall them until it’s too late? x x x x
Yes, yes they are.
I’ll go find a truck. I just need some volunteers.
And maybe we can give all this money to places that actually help people that need it.
Who’s with me?
Here’s a really yummy activity for Easter Sunday and one with a real surprise inside too! Just like the body in the tomb disappeared, so too will the contents of these delicious criossant rolls!
With great photo by photo instructions and…
Aaaaaand now I’m going to pee my pants laughing again.
I feel like maybe “Zombie Rolls” would be more apt.
This next band is well known for knocking it out of the park! No really, all puns aside we’re super happy to announce the incredible D&D Sluggers!!!
The D&D Sluggers utilize a Game Boy DMG and Nintendo DS in harmony with guitar, synths and vocals to create seriously catchy music about love, life, perseverance and Pokemon. True lovers of the genre, they have even published a guide to getting…
Hey I know that dude.