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  • Oh I so wish I had that for my own research.

    MIT is celebrating its 150th anniversary today by launching a site to showcase its landmark achievements called MIT150. One of the projects featured on the site is titled Infinite History, the result of several years’ work in collecting interviews from distinguished individuals whose work has shaped and been shaped by the institution. Their interviews are accompanied by an interactive media player that incorporates text transcripts of the talks, hyperlinked to allow the viewer to jump directly to the appropriate portion of the video when any of the words are clicked.

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  • Diners, for example, will be expected to set and reset the cutlery on their tables with utensils from drawers beneath. That way Mr. Fraser won’t need as many servers. It will save him money, he said, and translate into fewer intrusions for diners. “You’re visited only at points of the meal when you really need help,” he said.

    Rather than woo bigwig investors who might make big-time demands, Mr. Fraser has decided to solicit hundreds of what are essentially contributions, from $5 to $2,500, through a micro-financing Web site, Kickstarter, which helps raise money for creative projects.

    It’s an improvisatory approach for an improvisatory time, when chefs are finding all sorts of ways to eliminate overhead, streamline operations, edit out distractions and focus on the cooking, which is the beginning, end and point of it all.

  • Tokyo-based Pass The Baton describes their stores as a personal culture marketplace. The two locations in Tokyo in addition to their online shop provide a unique place for sellers and buyers to connect. The brand promotes the personal connection to the items being sold by encouraging sellers to provide a brief profile about them and a short story about the object they are selling. Pass The Baton aims to put a new spin on recycling items by developing a heritage for each of them and thus increasing their emotional value.
  • “There’s so much money on the Upper East Side right now,” she said. “If you look at the original movie Wall Street, it was a phenomenon where there were men in their 30s and 40s making $2 and $3 million a year, and that was disgusting. But then you had the Internet age, and then globalization, and you had people in their 30s, through hedge funds and Goldman Sachs partner jobs, who were making $20, $30, $40 million a year. And there were a lot of them doing it. I think people making $5 million to $10 million definitely don’t think they are making enough money.”
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  • Manic pixie dream girl (MPDG) is a stock character in films. Film critic Nathan Rabin, who coined the term after seeing Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown, describes the MPDG as "that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures."
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  • “Our main clients used to be salarymen who were out drinking and missed the last train,” said Tetsuya Akasako, head manager at the hotel.

    But about two years ago, the hotel started to notice that guests were staying weeks, then months, he said. This year, it introduced a reduced rent for dwellers of a month or longer; now, about 100 of the hotel’s 300 capsules are rented out by the month.

    After requests from its long-term dwellers, the hotel received special government permission to let them register their capsules as their official abode; that made it easier to land job interviews.

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  • In short, "changes to the AAA's Long Range Plan have been taken out of context and blown out of proportion in recent media coverage".
  • While it has been clear for some time that China would not let Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo out of prison to accept his prize, there was some thought that perhaps his wife would be able to attend. Today, however, the prize was given out to no one, marking the first time that the recipient or a family member has not accepted the award since Count Carl von Ossietzky won while imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. China is in excellent company. Which is not even to mention the 19 countries that chose to not send representatives to the ceremony, like Russia, North Korea, and Burma.
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  • Anthropologists have been thrown into turmoil about the nature and future of their profession after a decision by the American Anthropological Association at its recent annual meeting to strip the word “science” from a statement of its long-range plan.
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  • The Museum of Broken Relationships has its doors open to teddy bears, pictures, suitcases, pillows, and just about anything that defines your old relationships.

    The museum was created in a particularly unique circumstance: Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic, a pair of artists who went out together from 1999 to 2003, suddenly found their relationship at an end. Eager to find a place to shelter things that were of sentimental value to their relationship, Vistica and Grubisic created the Museum

  • The overall perception is that The Provocateurs functions to beautifully and artistically celebrate the values that Nau stands for by profiling individuals that embody those same values in their work – and to subtly loop the brand back into those individuals’ lifestyles. It also doesn’t hurt that the series brings attention to these individuals’ causes and work – and to garner additional support for them.
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  • A new Russian law could make being an emo kid illegal in the eastern European country.

    Legislation is currenting being formulated in Russia to heavily regulate emo websites and ban emo and goth dress style in schools and government buildings.

    The new laws are apparently being driven by fears that these "dangerous teen trends" encourage depression and suicide.

  • Wash & Coffee is a new laundromat and social gathering place which opened earlier this year near Munich, Germany. The new laundry and cafe has a clean design and provides lots of amenities for customers. Foremost though they are serious about making sure the process of cleaning clothes is handled well. Wash & Coffee is outfitted with energy efficient programmable washers and dryers from Bosch. They stock sustainably produced detergent products from Persil. The staff is dedicated to answering laundry questions and providing tips to properly care for clothing.
  • The site was launched by three partners from Trade School, a barter-for-instruction pop-up academy that ran for 35 days on the Lower East Side last winter (Woolard says it will be opening again, and for longer, this year). The OurGoods model—though it also includes live barter sessions—is structured for self-service, tailored trades. Users toggle between two main columns, “We have” and “We need,” and can filter for objects, skills, and spaces. A recent search spotted everything from kimchee pancake lessons (had) to bolts of satin (needed).
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