You ever have one of those weeks where everything you find online seems to have a real-life correlation? As in, “I was just talking about the newest installment of The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo series and hey, what do you know, here’s a post on dressing up as Lisbeth Salander for Halloween.” This was one of those weeks. Take a look at our favorite articles from around the web that connect in some way, shape, or form with what’s going on here at PA.
3-D Printed Milan Chess Set : Really digging the design and the philosophy behind this chess set. “The exploration of this new land has produced the design of six different chess pieces with skyscrapers, towers, palaces and monuments; in their endless dance, they offer the illusion of an urban skyline not fixed, but continually evolving and changing on a horizontal surface.”
1.5 Million Slavery Era Documents Will Be Digitized : The Freedmen’s Bureau Project is making 1.5 million historical documents available online, finally allowing descendants of former African-American slaves to learn more about their family roots
9 Literary Halloween Costumes from the Lazy to the Committed : “Dress all in black and complain about your uncle.” Hmm… who could that be?
The Problem with Tech’s Hype Cycle : The Theranos scandal provides some interesting discussion points on the ramifications of Silicon Valley’s continual spinning of “hype into startup gold.”
Renowned Director Breaks The Mold, With An ‘Assassin’ No One Saw Coming : Um… I can’t wait to see this movie. And I’m pretty sure I can think of a few History 100 teachers (and students!) who will want to, as well.
Sweden Moves to a Six-Hour Work Day : Worker longer hours does not necessarily make you more productive.