Five Things #52
Every Wednesday I share five things I liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…
- You can now explore the world from the comfort of your home. The new Google Earth is really amazing. Check out the "I'm Feeling Lucky" feature if you don't know where to explore first.
- An interesting long read on What Makes a Genius?
- Emoji as gargoyles... "In classical architecture they used heads of the king or whatever, and they put that on the façade . . . So we were thinking, what can we use as an ornament so when you look at this building in 10 or 20 years you can say ‘hey this is from that year!’"
- An animated primer on How to Meditate. If you haven't tried meditating, I'd encourage you to give it a try. It's probably easier to get started than you think it is.
- This week's musical recommendation is The Köln Concert by the pianist Keith Jarrett. The improvised performance was recorded live at the Opera House in Cologne in 1975. It's worth reading the story behind the concert. At first Jarrett had refused to play due to a mix up with the piano he was supposed to play.