Dungeons & Dragons, Crocodile vs. Hippos, and a Robotic Cat Pillow: Lux Recommends #104
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When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy: “As a young social psychologist, she played by the rules and won big: an influential study, a viral TED talk, a prestigious job at Harvard. Then, suddenly, the rules changed.” — Adam G
This headless robotic cat pillow will wag its way into your heart: As advertised. — Sam
Worldbuilding Stack Exchange: “a question and answer site for writers/artists using science, geography and culture to construct imaginary worlds and settings.” My new favorite site, which covers everything from “Could a sedentary organism develop intelligence, or even sentience?” and “Could a classical era or middle ages civilization advance in shipbuilding and colonize multiple distant continents?” to “Is it possible for a planet to have few metal ores but an overabundance of gemstones?” What a delight. — Sam
WTF? What’s the Future and Why it’s up to Us by Tim O’Reilly: Highlights the opportunities for a productive collaboration between human and intelligent machines to allow humanity to do and be more. — Renata
Marc Maron on Pioneering Podcasting, Performing Comedy in Boston, and Interviewing Celebrities from The Bill Simmons Podcast —Adam G
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