This is a fascinating article from the New York Times about artificial intelligence. The author, Eliott Ulm, not only shows what AI can accomplish in the literary field, it includes the background failures that led to the AI’s success and the hidden limits on that success. Ulm also addresses how humans can interact with AI.
I sometimes wonder if the novel I’m working on will ever get published. What will people think of it? Every creator goes through this. Whether you are writing fiction or cooking a special dinner, there may come a time when you lose hope. So, for my inspiration and yours, here is my favorite Dr. Who clip—the time when Vincent van Gogh visits the museum.
Drea is a mom who blogs about homeschooling, food and other things important to life (like books and riddles). When she finds cool products she points her followers toward them and I’m delighted that she pointed toward Seeking Cézanne. Thanks, Drea!
John H. Falk is Director of the Institute for Learning Innovations and likes to think about museums. Recently he conducted a survey of 350 museum users across a small sample of history, nature, science, and traditional museums. He wanted to know if users found that their museum visit enhanced their sense of well-being. He also asked them to estimate the monetary value of their experience. Falk calculates the monetary “value” of the well-being engendered by a day-long visit to a museum is $417.
Director Falk acknowledges that it is a small study which, for now, should be “taken with a grain of salt.” But it matches my personal experience. You can read about it here:
How about you? Leave a comment below about your experience at museums.
Chefs combine flavors. Painters combine paints. In both occupations, artists make magic out of everyday ingredients.
Educators have documented the benefits of reading to and with your child, including closer bonding, increased cognitive and language skills, better attention span, and much more. Reading and cooking with your child may add extra benefit.
If you’ll excuse my attempt at being a “book sommelier,” here are recommended pairings of cookbooks for my children’s stories about artists.