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By Carlos Moreno | diseño + tecnología + arte + educación

You Can't Get Closer to Picasso's "Guernica" Than This 436-Gigabyte Image

The new “Rethinking Guernica” website also includes 2,000 documents and photos charting the painting’s 80-year history<p>Comment on this Story

Artists

How graffiti artists turned former warring areas into a giant artwork for peace

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lebanese graffiti artists Mohamed and Omar Kabbani were born during the dark years of their country's civil war, which raged between 1975 and 1990.<p>In recent weeks, fears of a return to violence have surfaced in the wake of Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri's shock resignation and …

Middle East

World’s Most Dangerous Countries Revealed, And It May Change Your Travel Plans

Collecting data from the World Health Organization and other institutions, the interactive ‘Travel Risk Mask’ reveals just how risky countries are …

Medicine

AASL National Standards: A few essentials to get started! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

As a member of the AASL National Standards Implementation Taskforce, I was honored to take part in the rollout in Phoenix.<p>Whether you were in Phoenix …

School Libraries

8 Reasons to Put the Blue City on Your Bucket List

The word magical is fairly overused today, but if there’s a place that truly epitomizes the mystical adjective it’s Chefchaouen, in the northwest of Morocco. It’s a destination known by many—especially Instagram and Pinterest addicts—as simply the “Blue City,” and it’s perched amid the Rif …

Travel

The University is Dead, Long Live the Academy! Reflections on the Future of Knowledge

<i>Chad Wellmon is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Virginia. This is a revised version of the Hansford M. Epes Distinguished</i> …

Education

25 Things Solo Travelers Must do on a Trip

No matter where you’re setting off, here’s the ultimate checklist for a party of one.<p>Traveling alone is a one-of-a-kind experience. Ask anyone who …

Travel

These Are the Cheapest Cities to Visit

New York is–surprise, surprise–the second most expensive city.<p>If you’re thinking about going on vacation, your best bet might be to go east.<p>In a new …

Travel

Street artist paints giant butterfly specimens on buildings

The trompe l’oeil murals play with a sense of scale, nature, and beauty<p>At the recent Festival Asalto 2017—an urban art festival in Zaragoza, Spain—self-taught painter and street artist Mantra created a series of building-sized trompe l’oeil murals of butterfly specimens.<p>The France-based artist used …

Street Art

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

<i>Note: This post is directly related to my work at the International Center for Leadership in Education</i><p>Efficacy has been on my mind a great deal as of …

Education

It's Official: These are the Best Museums in the World

Before traveling, it's important to do your research - but how do you decide which reviews are legit and which aren't? Rather than scanning the web …

Museums

Is This the Future of Kitchen Design?

Open kitchens are mainstays these days, as many Americans want homes that are airy and welcoming versus closed off and formal. But an open layout …

Interior Design

The digital transformation of learning: Social, informal, self-service, and enjoyable

Technology has long been used to improve how we learn, but today's digital advances, particularly with social media, have taken learning in powerful …

An error made in 1925 led to a crisis in modern science—now researchers are joining to fix it

In 1908, the Guinness brewer William Gosset published a revolutionary paper titled “The Probable Error of the Mean.” Gosset, who published under the pseudonym “Student” at his employer’s request, often conducted experiments on the impact of new ingredients on the composition of his beer—such as the …

Research

An epic three-storey high mural of the Black Sea has been revealed in Kiev

Cape Town-based artist Jake Aikman has unveiled a striking three-storey mural on the side of a building in Kiev, Ukraine. It’s in conjunction with Art United Us, an urban art project that collaborates with communities to raise public awareness of issues around war, aggression, and violence. They’re …

Every Page of This Artist’s Sketchbook is an Elegant Work of Art

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>Using her sketchbook as an “artist's diary,” Elena Limkina creates unique compilations of exquisite ink illustrations. With an eclectic taste in …

The Importance of Email Typography [Infographic]

A key consideration of your email marketing process is the typography and presentation of your messaging.

Typography

Educational Leadership:The Changing Lives of Children:Paying Attention to Relationships

Our view of teaching effectiveness comes from a different—yet complementary—perspective. While instructional methodology is an important …

Teaching

Crowdsourced map confirms long-held stereotypes about NYC neighborhoods

Tourists go to Midtown, hipsters go to Williamsburg, and other obvious things<p>People sure do love maps about New York City, particularly ones that confirm their long-held stereotypes about neighborhoods around the city. (Remember the one that purports to ID the types of people found at Manhattan …

This iOS app makes creating and editing guitar tabs a breeze

One of the more tedious tasks of playing in a cover band is managing lyric and chord sheets. When you play a typical four-hour gig in a local bar, memorizing all that music is not always going to happen. You've got to study each song and learn your particular parts, sure, but having a cheat sheet …

Guitar

'Education is the solution': the Gloucestershire high school enforcing a digital detox

Pupils at Stroud high school were outraged by strict new rules prohibiting the use of digital devices, but the results were remarkable<p>Fourteen-year-old friends Hannah Cox and Libby Shirnia admitted they were a little taken aback when their school announced stringent new rules on mobile phones, …

Education

From "EduSpeak" to a Language of Pedagogy

« Design Thinking for Reinvigorating Schools | Main | Memory, Transfer, & Metacognition - Defining Learning »<p>A few weeks ago, I had a chance to …

Pedagogy

Hundreds of Colorful Painted Trees Protest Illegal Logging in Romania

Mihai Topescu and a team of volunteers are covering the Dumbrava Forest in all the colors of the rainbow.<p>Hundreds of trees in the Dumbrava Forest of Gorj County, a mountainous region in Southwest Romania, have been painted all the colors of the rainbow to protest the illegal logging activity that's …

Environment

43 paintings you need to see before you die

In an old barn that Jackson Pollock transformed into a studio, the artist laid his massive canvas on the wooden plank floor. He hurled white, yellow, blue, and black paint with sticks and knives at it. As he finished, he pressed his cigarette butt into the canvas, dripping with color.<p>This is how …

Art History

Native Knowledge 360°—American Indian Removal: What Does It Mean to Remove a People

College, Career, & Civic Life–C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards<p><b>D1.1.6-8</b><br>Explain how a question represents key ideas in the</b> …

Teaching

Joan Miró | Women, Birds, and a Star | The Met

In August 1939, one month before the outbreak of World War II, Miró moved with his wife to Varengeville in Normandy, France. During the Nazi …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

How Emotions Impact Cognition

Two information-processing systems determine the human emotional response: the affective and cognitive processing systems. The affective system …

Interaction Design

Setting A New Curriculum For Global Education

Can you remember your favourite teacher? The person who introduced you to a still-cherished book, flicked a switch in your brain, or ignited a …

Education

Design as a Third Area of General Education

Graphic designers are insecure. This is understandable; design lacks defensible boundaries. It is ubiquitous and absorbent, everywhere and …

Education