"Tracing the usage of words that convey six moods (joy, surprise, anger, sadness, fear, disgust), the authors found that in general, words that indicate mood have decreased over time — except fear, a mood that has been enjoying a resurgence since the 1970s. Usage of words that indicate positive and negative emotions also corresponded to larger historical trends. There was an increase in joy during the roaring ’20s and the swinging ’60s, for example, but a drop toward sadness in during World War II."
The Art House Co-op’s mobile library in Brooklyn loans out artist-donated sketchbooks. via ALA
"This is a generation of kids that grew up with data science around them — Netflix telling them what movies they should watch, Amazon telling them what books they should read — so this is an academic interest with real-world applications,” said Chris Wiggins, a professor of applied mathematics at Columbia who is involved in its new Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. “And,” he added, “they know it will make them employable."
Bess Bieluczyk - Waterlogged
Archival inkjet print from the series Subtle Hysteria, 20 x 20 inches, 2009 On view through May 28 at Photo Center NW (Seattle) as part of the group show Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers.
I feel like I’m pandering to my followers, but it’s absolutely true that when I saw this in the hardcopy of City Arts magazine, I thought, I know a couple of ladies who will really dig this.