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Kevin Clarke (ksclarke)
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Illusion by Barbara Scerbo.
"Barbara Scerbo is a young Italian photographer who recently moved to Rome to transform a simple passion into a real job by studying photography. Before leaving for Rome and with the help of Giuliana Vaccaro she did her latest project ‘Illusion’. The project animates the imagination of the viewer, who is disturbed and intrigued by mirrors that interrupt the image. While the shots seem in general natural, calm and scenic due to the landscape behind, the effect of the mirrored picture in the picture is irritating yet fascinating. With ‘Illusion’ Barbara Scerbo created a beautiful and promising work – we are curious about her future projects."
There are more very interesting images if you click on the link.......

#art   #artist   #artwork   #visualart   #illusion   #illusionart   #illusionaryimages   #coolstuff   #reflectionphotography   #mirrorsandreflections  
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My dad's life story...  The abstract below will give you a taste, but the story (after the link) is more in-depth and personal:

"Born in 1940 in the U.S., coming to Japan in 1948 and growing up until 17 years old in Kyoto, after receiving his Master’s at Duke University, he started his career in the International educational exchange field and established the Intercultural Communication Workshop, “ICW” (1967) at Cornell and the Stanford Institute for Intercultural Communication “SIIC” (1976) at Stanford. In 1980, he established Clarke Consulting Group, which consulted over 300 companies in both the U.S. and Japan for 20 years and contributed to solving the issues of intercultural communication in organizations. At present, living in Hawaii, he contributes to educational work at University of Hawaii and other non-profit educational organizations. He is married to a Japanese woman from Toyama, Japan, and plans to return to live in Japan early in 2016."

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I agree with +Dan Scott, what a great life story. Some good lessons for all of us in there.
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Video: Women Techmakers: Make your passion.
#wtm   #developers   #womentechmakers  

Last month 11,000 technical women attended 125 events across 52 countries to build greater visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.

Today we're excited to debut a video featuring innovative women leaders who share their personal stories, solutions, and impact on the technology industry. 

Learn more about the Women Techmakers program at and join our Google+ community at
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"Developers from the New York Times have released some open source software meant for displaying and managing large digital content collections, and doing so client-side, in the browser with JS.

Developed for journalism, this has some obvious potential relevance to the business of libraries too, right?  Large collections (increasingly digital), that’s what we’re all about, ain’t it?"

via +Jennifer Weintraub 

Developers from the New York Times have released some open source software meant for displaying and managing large digital content collections, and doing so client-side, in the browser with JS. Dev...
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The last paragraph has a zinger.
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I don't usually post text on image sorts of things, but this made me laugh so hard I can't resist...

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The whole point +Dan J is calling attention to how secular conservatives manipulate religious conservatives into theologically unsupportable positions.
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Everyone has seen how the car windscreen wipers sweep the water away quickly But did you ever think about how they work? There is only one fixed point, it is attached to the long arm of a lever with a brush that adheres to the glass. If there is an engine that can operate this mechanism, it must turn in one direction, then stop suddenly and turn in the opposite direction. But how it is actually built on the wiper mechanism? If you open the hood you can see that the wiper motor always rotates in the same way, all the time when it is activated. But it is a planar hinge mechanism, called windscreen trapezoid, that rotates now in one direction, now in the opposite one. What is a planar hinges mechanism? In short, it is made of bars of different lengths arranged on a plane and connected at their ends by nails. In practice we encounter them everywhere. The research on hinges mechanism in mathematics began at the time of the invention of the steam engine by James Watt and continue in our time. Mathematicians of the twenty-first century proved the “signature theorem”: there is a planar hinges mechanism that forges your signature with any precision.
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At one year old, DPLA makes some big partnerships and looks back on its growth.
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Digital Library Programmer at the UCLA Library
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Digital Library Programmer, 2012 - present
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (IMLS Grant)
    Digital Library Programmer for the Grateful Dead Archive, 2011 - 2012
  • Duke University/NESCent (NSF Grant)
    Dryad Data Repository Programmer, 2009 - 2011
  • Appalachian State University
    Coordinator of Web Services, 2007 - 2009
  • Princeton University
    Digital Library Programmer, 2004 - 2007
  • Stanford University
    Digital Information Systems Developer, 2000 - 2004
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    Copy Cataloger, 1994 - 2000
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Boone, NC
Richmond, VA - Mountain View, CA - Princeton, NJ - Chapel Hill, NC - Greensboro, NC
A father, husband, programmer, librarian, tattoo and sci-fi fan, vegan, quaker, buddhist, introvert, and perpetual rambler who is rarely at ease...
My tagline probably says it all, but in case not:

"Anything you want to know, just ask me,
I'm the world's most opinionated man.
I'll give you an answer if I can
Catch one passing through
That feels right for you.

Anything you want to know, just ask me,
It's worth every cent it costs.
And you know it's free for you,
Special deal.

Anything you want to know, it should be perfectly clear.
You see just beneath the surface of the mud,
There's more mud here...
Surprise." -- David Crosby

Things that interest me (feel free to add me to related circles):
  • Animals (veganism, vegetarianism, psychology, etc.)
  • Music (folk, rock, acoustic, bluegrass, old time, etc.)
  • Science (astronomy, cognitive science, health, etc.)
  • Programming (Java, XQuery, PHP, XML, etc.)
  • Tech (Android, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, DIY, etc.)
  • Religions (Quakerism, Buddhism, Non-violence, etc.)
  • Digital libraries/archives, curation, and digital access
  • Copyright, gift-culture, and open source software
  • Appalachia (music, culture, region, preservation, etc.)
  • Volkswagon Type II Campers (repair, history, etc.)
  • Science Fiction (movies, books, literary criticism, etc.)
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All opinions on this account are my own and not my employers'
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I live in the NC mountains and work in Los Angeles, CA
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    Information Science, 1995 - 2000
  • Guilford College
    English, 1988 - 1994
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