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pretty cool!
What if the Mandelbrot set were an island... and you could fly over it in your hang-glider?  Wouldn't that be cool?  This is the next best thing!

This was made by +Jos Leys - and if you like mathematical art, you should definitely circle him. 

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Sounds cool!
Great new idea from Google---COURSEBUILDER.  Now anyone can build their own course online.

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"Human beings ... are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society.  It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication and reflection. The fact of the matter is that the 'real world' is to a large extent unconsciously built up on the language habits of the group".   The Status of Linguistics as a Science, 1929, Edward Sapir, as quoted in the introduction to Bruce Eckel's Thinking In Java

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Lots of interesting points here.

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Found a great set of 300+ interesting network visualizations on Flickr.

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This looks like an interesting project.
Which are deadlier: sharks or horses? Find out now on the debut of +CogSai! Easy share link: http://bit.ly/cogsai1

Cognitive science is a combo of psych, AI, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, anthro, sociology, and lots more. CogSai includes short illustrated explanations, live interviews with researchers, and group discussions.

Coming soon: LIVE interview with a scientist researching how analytical and heuristic thinking compete in the brain. Subscribe & follow to participate live! Go to cogsai.com/q to contribute your questions on this episode & suggestions for future episodes.

See you there. :-) - +Sai

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"Gold can be created only by stars and by intelligent beings. If you find a nugget of gold anywhere in the universe you can be sure that there was either a supernova or an intelligent being with an explanation. And if you find an explanation anywhere in the universe you know that there must have been an intelligent being." --David Deutsch in Beginning of Infinity

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We're building a new library system for my kids' school and needed an audio alert when someone messes up, so we grabbed the nearest first grader ( Levi) and made this. Definitely the best error message I've ever made.

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I love this "Cultural Map" from the World Values Survey mentioned in the Coursera Model Thinking Culture lecture. #modelthinking
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