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I’ve hit gold!

Maddie from Unmasked Adventures is pretty cool and has a very straight forward approach to explaining her language learning. In this post… 413 more words


Channa Horwitz @ KW, Berlin.

Press Release:

Under the title Counting In Eight, Moving By Color, KW Institute for Contemporary Art presents the first comprehensive solo exhibition of Californian artist Channa Horwitz (1932–2013), funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). 594 more words


Philip Ball (BBC) | Colours: Differing points of hue

A new study by physicist Vittorio Loreto at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and his colleagues argues that the naming of colours is not arbitrary.

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The utter relativism of definitions

I’m always surprised how contentious definitions, can be.  How opinions about what are essentially sounds in language become matters of intense debate.

When the IAU (International Astronomical Union) redefined the word “planet” to exclude Pluto, which came about due to the discovery of Eris, a similarly sized body, many people reacted with intense emotion, igniting a debate that continues today.   1,089 more words


Musical Diaries 6: Simple practice

Tonight (well, last Thursday) was relatively undramatic outside of the actual drama performances. The evening generally flowed smoothly. I read my lines much better, everyone did an amazing job. 163 more words