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Weekend Reading: #thedress edition

Happy Friday ProfHackers! The above picture not The Dress, but it is A dress, and I couldn’t resist the shot. If you haven’t seen the dress, click the previous link. Or go to Facebook. Or Twitter. Or pretty much anywhere else online. And then, if you care why no one can agree on the colors, check out this piece on WiredThe Atlantic posted a piece that uses #thedress as a stepping stone to think about attention policing.

And in case you missed it, there was llama drama in AZ. The Twittersphere had a great deal of fun with the great llama chase of 2015.

In Wisconsin, not only does Gov. Scott Walker want to cut $300 million from the University of Wisconsin system, he also wants to eliminate the language that requires universities to report sexual assaults on campus to the Dept. of Justice. According to the Huffington Post, however, bipartisan group of senators, recently introduced a bill that would increase the federal government’s ability to penalize universities and colleges who mishandle sexual assault. He also equated WI protestors to members of ISIS.

On a happier note, meet best friends Dolly and Sheldon. Dolly is a pit bull and Sheldon is a tortoise.

And the FCC approved Net Neutrality. Engadget explores what this might mean for creativity and innovation as well as some potential opposition (still) to the ruling. Technology Review raises five loopholes (or possible loopholes).

Ian Bogost announced the demise of the Big Mac (not really).

Gelato. Mmmm. Gelato (Thanks LA Times).

Rest in peace, Leonard Nimoy. “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP” (Leonard Nimoy’s final tweet). Our video of the week is an interview that Nimpy did with Pharell for ARTST TLK:

 

 

[Creative Commons licensed image by Flickr user Lisa Risager]

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