What is the true identity of the world’s first superhero? Should we look back to Gilgamesh? Achilles? Hanuman? Samson? Robin Hood? Ōgon Bat? Buck Rogers?… Read More »Popeye and Bluto: film’s first superheroes?
“Empirically sufficient and empirically necessary” – Lant Pritchett on economic growth as the (only) key to poverty reduction
Recommended. Abstract We show that any cross-national measure of human material wellbeing that is (i) basics (not luxuries),(ii) general (uses indicators from multiple domains), and(iii)… Read More »“Empirically sufficient and empirically necessary” – Lant Pritchett on economic growth as the (only) key to poverty reduction
Writing and Reading as Technology (13): Erik Engheim on Gutenberg vs earlier Asian printing technologies
Hat tip: HNWith apologies to subscribers who received post 14 of this series out of order due to my enthusiasm for the subject matter… …… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (13): Erik Engheim on Gutenberg vs earlier Asian printing technologies
We often have convenience now because someone did the maths before. Ben Sparks With apologies to subscribers who received this out of order due to… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (14): Magical Paper Sizes; or, The Golden Non-Ratio
Stable Diffusion is a text-to-image model that will empower billions of people to create stunning art within seconds. It is a breakthrough in speed and… Read More »dr.ai.verless crocod.ai.l // Hype- Text Transfer Protocol
Kurosawa Every Frame a Painting presents a really excellent study of movement in the films of Akira Kurosawa. If you’re even vaguely interested in film,… Read More »The aesthetics of Kurosawa and Disney: Composing Movement
The momentum seems to be building for a goal to “eradicate poverty by 2030.” Reducing poverty is a noble goal, one to which I fully… Read More »Natura non facit sultum*: Lant Pritchett on poverty lines
Singha (of Thai beer fame) – getting better every day.
I’ve never read anything by Lant Pritchett that wasn’t interesting, and this brief blog article is no exception. It’s a good reminder that “broad based… Read More »Lant Pritchett on Poverty, Economic Growth and Charity
The evolution of Mickey Mouse’s appearance is interesting… but not nearly as interesting as his pre-history and the business and technical factors wrapped up in… Read More »Animation History: The Surprising History of Mickey Mouse