Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Expanding minds...

Ozarque has a fantastic series on braille reading and reading cognition, as well as a link to this braille primer (also note the braille technology page)

Anne Zook has decoded some policy labels for us.

Orac has been monitoring a creationist med student (I'm nervous. Are you nervous?) and finds both intense inanity and creative non-sequitur.

Because Reality and Satire aren't that far apart, particularly where advertising is involved, two stories from the NYtimes: professional satirist stymied trying to outdo college admissions officers and ads on sheep. Yes, sheep.

Because Carnivals are Fun!
Seriously, the Tangled Bank in the form of a Star Wars intro is pretty fun, which highlighting, perhaps unintentionally, the somewhat embattled state of science in our society. When you've got Prize-winning Intelligent Design Science Fair projects, you know you've got trouble.


reader_iam said...

In my travels around the blogosphere tonight, I thought of this post of yours when I learned that there is such a thing as braille junk mail.

Advertisers really don't miss a trick, do they?

reader_iam said...

I got a chuckle out of the commenter there who wanted to know if you could call this "bram." In turn, that made me think of bran, and then roughage and then ... .

Ahistoricality said...

Of course there's braille junk mail: this particular piece, I confirmed, was specifically aimed at a blind audience; nothing unusual about that. There's advertising in closed captions, too, for the hearing impaired.

reader_iam said...

I knew about the close captioning.

I hate junk mail, personally, primarily because we get so very much of it due to having a business.

I wasn't trying to be offensive.