Werner Herzog Loses a Bet to Errol Morris, and Eats His Shoe (Literally)

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Almost 35 years ago, sometime in the late 70s, the filmmakers Errol Morris and Werner Herzog made a bet. Correction: At the time, Herzog was a filmmaker, and already a star, but Errol Morris was just a guy obsessed with the idea of making a film about a pet cemetery. ‘I don’t believe you have the guts,’ Herzog told Morris.

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3D Rome Was Built in a Day

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Computer scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and colleagues at the Swiss university, ETH-Zurich, have created an algorithm that searches through millions of photos on Flickr, then uses them to build a 3D model of landmarks and geographical locations. Case in point, the video above.

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Stanford Online Writing Courses (Fall)

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A quick fyi: Stanford Continuing Studies opened up registration this Monday for its fall lineup of online writing courses.

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Stanford Online Writing Courses (Summer)

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A quick fyi: Stanford Continuing Studies will open up registration Monday morning (8:30 am California time) for its summer lineup of online writing courses.

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We Are as Gods

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Between 1968 and 1972, Stewart Brand published The Whole Earth Catalog. For Steve Jobs, it was a “Bible” of his generation, a kind of Google 35 years before Google came along (see the excellent commencement speech where Jobs makes these comments.

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Stanford Online Writing Courses – The Fall Lineup

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A quick fyi: On Monday morning, Stanford Continuing Studies opens up registration for its fall lineup of online writing courses.

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Stanford Online Writing Courses – The Summer Lineup

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A quick fyi: On Monday morning, Stanford Continuing Studies opens up registration for its summer lineup of online writing courses.

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Twitter in the University Classroom

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From The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Wired Campus” Blog:
“Cole W. Camplese, director of education-technology services at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, prefers to teach in classrooms with two screens — one to project his slides, and another to project a Twitter stream of notes from students.

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Download New Bob Dylan (Free for the Next 24 Hours)

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A heads up from Stephen:
Free mp3 of Behind Here Lies Nothin’ from Dylan’s new album available at bobdylan.com until 5.00 a.m. tomorrow (Time zone?) Very good it sounds too. Shades of Ry Cooder.

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