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Lavanya Gopinath
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Reader, Writer, Nitpicker, Mom
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Napolean's island ref was a great hook :)
“Picking up a paper this morning, it suddenly struck me that Napoleon (whose 193rd birthday falls today) must be one of the few people who actually experienced that age-old question: ‘If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you read?’”

This week’s staff picks, including the worst video game ever made, Napoleon’s favorite beach read, and Salinger’s Ring Lardner: http://tpr.ly/1pjaqIe
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This is such a wonderful trend. 
Museums are finally flying towards the cloud -- and into the future.
http://futureofstorytelling.org/trends-museums-embrace-digital/
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So this is the HOA I did from last week - it was a conversation on Podcasting.
I did a Hangout on Air earlier today where I spoke about Podcasting - Listening, Creating, Discovery and a bit about tools for each. You can catch the videos here: 

Part A: https://plus.google.com/103836159532257726337/posts/DJs8oU2Myr7
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PartB: 
https://plus.google.com/103836159532257726337/posts/336f1DhqQgq

Towards the end of the hangout, +Arvi Krishnaswamy asked me to share some of my favourite podcasts. I thought it would be interesting to share some recent ones that I enjoy:

Notebook on Cities and Culture by Colin Marshall 
My most favourite in recent months. Colin Marshall hops across cities of the world and talks to artists and other interesting people about their city and its culture
URL: http://blog.colinmarshall.org/ Feed: http://colinmarshall.libsyn.com/rss

Game Changer - Employee Gamification
As the name says, talks about various stuff on employee gamification
URL: http://www.engagingleader.com/podcast/gamechanger/ Feed: http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/27885

JB Shreve presents the End of History
Modern history and its issues
URL: http://www.theendofhistory.net/episode-1-start-here/ Feed: http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/28685/

Longform
A conversation with writers, non-fiction. Weekly.
URL: http://longform.org/podcast Feed: http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/26699

CMD+SPACE
Interviews with folks who do great projects
URL: http://5by5.tv/cmdspace Feed: http://feeds.5by5.tv/cmdspace

Enjoy!

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From voice to violin: The software that turns your singing into musical instruments http://bbc.in/PApC4Z
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Meet this year’s TIME 100, our annual list of the artists, leaders, pioneers, titans and icons who are changing the world. http://ti.me/1tFWud5

#TIME100 #Beyonce
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“All the best essays are epistemological journeys from ignorance or curiosity to knowledge.” —Geoff Dyer

Read an excerpt of our 2013 interview with the English writer: http://tpr.ly/18zQT0I.
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Appalling indeed. Yep, going to play it again and again and learn
Try this wonderful, addictive game, and be appalled by your ignorance.  I mean to play it until I've learned my geography! 

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Untitled
Untitled, 2005, Tom McGrath McGrath is a personal favourite. I find a lot of resonance in the way he captures blurring whether the view i...

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Death and Life
Death and Life, 1916,  Gustav Klimt For a closer look at this painting, check out Khan Academy's Smart History segment

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The Death of Seneca - 1
The Death of Seneca, 1650 - 1675,  Luca Giordano
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