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'One of the biggest mistakes made in education was the separation of learning from play.' +Krissy Venosdale on Instagram (http://instagram.com/p/zBxsEBSfCS/) venspired.com
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In case you missed it, here's an archive of Tuesday night's #imakesci      #ictisci  Twitter chat.  Great convo and resources! 
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We'll be hosting a Google Hangout on Air on Friday from 10:30-11:10am EST. You can watch live here, tweet questions or comments to #imakesci , or join us to participate in the hangout.  If you want an invite, just respond in the comments section of this post, and we'll get you in!
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Join us for a lively #imakesci  Twitter chat tonight from 7:30-8:30pm EST.  We'll talk nature walks with young people, citizen science, biodiversity, and the connections between science writing and poetry writing.
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Hi, everyone!  Our Remix, Remake, Curate MOOC is live, and we invite you to join and share widely in your communities!  This week we're jumping in with citizen science, inviting people go outside and notice and document life around them with the iNaturalist app.  Then we'll help folks make poetry and slam science with cool tools, activities and inspiration from our partners in rhyme, Sacrificial Poets and The Poetry Project.  The MOOC is open to anyone, just follow the link to get connected!
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Just put this chatty eastern squirrel in iNaturalist. +Chris Goforth is it important to document and share everyday non-threatened species like this guy? I'd never heard a squirrel talk like this before, and I was intrigued because he was holding his position on the tree like he was protecting something. 
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It is important to highlight all species living in your area as that squirrel is part of the overall ecosystem of your space!  squirrels are pretty fascinating little rodents too, so I'm glad you looks up the sound. :)
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Elementary teachers and people with young children might like this NatGeo book of nature poems...
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Computer-generated poetry. Sounds a lot like when Siri waxes philosophical to me.
 
Well, I think poetry is safe so far, but you just never know...

Zackary Scholl, a PhD candidate in computational biology has developed  a form of AI that will generate poems.  Check out his blog entry about this work that includes the story of getting a poem pushed in an academic journal, and also (!!!) includes a button giving you the ability to generate your own poem right now!

http://goo.gl/Jmxs5y

I tried it and some of the generated images were remarkable.  Others were just hilarious:

My first click yielded a poem title of "Everyday you crystallize."  Not bad!  But then came the first line...

"It was the fortnight of the turkey..."

Oh well. I don't think the soul is yet in the machine.  But it's still a remarkable achievement and a lot of fun.  Here are a few lines and images I did like, generated from several different attempts:

"The son smiles at the man
but the astronaut does not smile
when he looks at the oyster man
and the blood-stained ocean."

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"From the universe of your full mysterious
wave of wave of droplets rolling down the sea."

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"I was without doubt the sailor bird
there in the lewd divisions
when it looked at me with its slender writing eyes:
it had neither arm nor hand
but diamond corals on its sides."

Why not generate a few of your own images and share them here in the comments -- funny or strange or delightful -- your choice.

Ping: +Gideon Rosenblatt +Zara Altair 

#AI #Poetry #ZackaryScholl #Coolstuff #TheSingularityIsComing
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Level up with #ivizsci Make Cycle 2!
 
Make Cycle 2:  The Human Soundscape #ivizsci  newsletter is out! Check it out and let's hear from you this week as we learn about the science of sound!
Welcome to Remix, Remake, Curate Make Cycle 2!  This week, we'll learn about the human soundscape and how our bodies create, interpret, visualize and enjoy sound. During this make cycle, we will th...
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So here's my very first #icitsci  poem about the squirrel I observed on Sunday at Ocean Creek.  Haven't gotten my nerve up to spit it yet, but I did write it to speak.  It's called "Kill't Baby Squirrel."
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Kil't Baby SquirrelY'all say it clowning, Talking smack to see who moves up on the roasting chain. Got your four year old brother playing dozens At the dinner table. No decorum. Mama says turn your head and ya'll snicker, Full up with yourselves until she yells that every damn one of you can go to bed Hungry, d...
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This poem deserves several reads--so much going on. Do I sense some Pigeon Man influence? Most of all I like that this poem helps us think about the effects of humans--our own population growth, our carelessness with natural spaces--impacts critters and, ultimately, biodiversity.
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Here's a clean edit of "Pigeon Man" by Jamilla Woods, a spoken word poem about the the impacts of human development on wildlife told from the point of view of a pigeon.  Unedited version is available on YouTube for mature audiences.
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