This weeks links (2013-11-18)

Toys R Us

In brief:

* Lectures Didn’t Work in 1350—and They Still Don’t Work Today (2013-Nov-15) [The Atlantic]
A conversation with David Thornburg about designing a better classroom.

Well, when I was nine years old Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, ‘Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady on television and she ain’t no maid!’ I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.” — Whoopi Goldberg

Some reading/listening:

* Death and the Hobbyist by Sean Williams (2013-Nov) [Lightspeed Magazine]
It wasn’t enough for my mother Juliet to be crazy. Of course not. She was always going to find a uniquely inconvenient way to drive us mad along with her

Something from Bandcamp:

Take Me To Church E.P. by Hozier

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