Good ideas here.

Good ideas here.

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biomedicalephemera:

Have some time on your hands? Know how to read? Want to help science?

Join me at the Smithsonian Digital Volunteers Transcription Center!

There are thousands of collection items, field journals, and cataloged diaries and specimens at the Smithsonian, and because the pages and data are hand-written or irregular, digital transcription is unable to decode them.

This is where the Digital Volunteers come in! By transcribing and double-checking the transcription efforts of others prior to final review by Smithsonian staffers, we save the Smithsonian thousands of hours of initial squinting and trying to make sense of semi-illegible words.

Cursive is largely not taught in schools anymore, but the scientific value of these documents and specimens will still be true long after we’re gone. By transcribing things now and getting them into a digital database that can be searched and organized, scientists and historians of both tomorrow and decades in the future will benefit.

There are more difficult transcription pieces (such as the top page posted here), as well as very simple and easy-to-read pieces, such as The Bumblebee Project (SO MANY BEES).

This is where I procrastinate, these days. It’s strangely addicting.

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There is no lone creative genius

Read this whole post…brilliant and thought provoking.

creativesomething:

There’s an iconic photograph of Steve Jobs, taken during the very early, successful days of the company he helped start: Apple.

In the photo you can see Steve sitting in his home, only a lamp, a sitting pad, a few vinyl records, a record player, and a notebook sitting in the room with him….

scienceisbeauty:

Going to `The Walking Book´? Well, death is the only absolute certainty we have as living beings… but then… what happens to your social accounts when you die?. An interesting infographic by Webpage FX via LifeHacker.
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something to think about

scienceisbeauty:

Going to `The Walking Book´? Well, death is the only absolute certainty we have as living beings… but then… what happens to your social accounts when you die?. An interesting infographic by Webpage FX via LifeHacker.

(High-res)

something to think about

(via we-are-star-stuff)

I don’t always agree with him on some subjects, but this I do agree with.

(Source: cindymayweather, via steven-chase)

More great wood block prints from my Pistilbooks friends Amy Candiotti and a poem from Sean Carlson! Enjoy more designs at Etsy.com