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Does a paper’s quality affect how you use it — and how creative you are?

A friend, Leigh Hanlon, shared a post with me on Facebook with the question: “Does a paper’s quality affect how you use it — and how creative you are?“ An interesting notion. Does cheaper paper allow you to be more creative? His post included a link to a Youtube video, “Wasting Paper!” from the Typewriter …

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The Yves Klein blue stamp

Yves Klein made a completely blue stamp and used it as postage on an invite for a 1958 show. A single perforated postage stamp painted with Klein’s famous IKB (International Klein Blue) pigment. The stamps were originally created to use on invitations for his simultaneous 1957 exhibitions in Paris at the Gallerie Iris Clert and …

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Man throws lacrosse ball against large wall at IWU

Walls for mental well-being

A video essay about how regular exercise with a wall helped a student through the pandemic.

Spotify removed option to share songs to Twitter

Spotify had a nice sharing feature. Click on any song, go to the Share menu, and select “Share via Twitter.” A little pop-up appears with pre-filled text containing: • Song title• Artist• URL You could edit any of of these items before publishing the tweet. I used this feature all the time to tweet songs to @spudtunes. …

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Thoughts on starting a digital garden

Years ago, I loved Mike Caulfield’s explanation of how many internet platforms today are streams, not gardens. This concept re-emerged in this tweet today. This is inspiring me to make my own digital garden. As I said in my twitter reply, there are so many amazing resources in this list of digital gardeners. I’m going …

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