The game started seventeen years ago when two Professors from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, John Jundberg and Eddie Weitzberg, wrote a piece about gas passing through intestines, with the title “Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind”.
In short, Mr. Jurafsky said, authors of one-star reviews unconsciously use language much as people do in the wake of collective trauma. “They use the word ‘we’ much more than ‘I,’ as if taking solace in the fact that this bad thing happened, but it happened to us together,” he said.
"Leaving the Hunger Map is a historic milestone for Brazil. We are very proud because overcoming hunger was a priority for the Brazilian state," Social Development Minister Tereza Campello said in a statement.
O racismo no Brasil é “estrutural e institucionalizado” e “permeia todas as áreas da vida”. A conclusão é da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), que publicou nesta sexta-feira, 12, seu informe sobre a situação da discriminação racial no País. No documento, os peritos concluem que o “mito da democracia racial” ainda existe na sociedade brasileira e que parte substancial dela ainda “nega a existência do racismo”.
O horário eleitoral gratuito na TV é uma das peças mais importantes da disputa pela presidência. Mas até que ponto o que os candidatos dizem na propaganda é verdadeiro? O contexto correto muda a informação? Ou o que diz o candidato é simplesmente falso?
[…] None of the game’s characters show distress, and that to me was bizarre – it’s a post apocalyptic scenario, with a few remaining humans fighting for the survival of their race! To be successful, a player must be the perpetrator of extreme, and highly graphic, violence. I’m interested in a more emotionally engaged type of photography, where the human reaction to a scene is what brings a story to life. That was tough inside this game. Occasionally the characters show anger, though generally they’re nonchalant about the situation they’ve found themselves in. In the end, their emotions mimicked that of the zombies they were killing.
By the time I finished this assignment, watching the carnage had became easier.
Yet, I left the experience with a sense that by familiarizing and desensitizing ourselves to violence like this can turn us into zombies. Our lack of empathy and unwillingness to engage with those involved in tragedy stems from our comfort with the trauma those people are experiencing.
I came away from the experience having learnt a couple of things: that the work I usually do is an antidote to the type of entertainment this game represents and that I suck at video games.
So I’m a big super hero fan and love the Marvel universe, especially the character ensemble connecting through multiple films. I created this fan edit just for fun, because I wanted to watch one movie with all of Loki’s scenes combined (Thor, Avengers, Thor 2).
O Estado Islâmico cortou ontem a cabeça de mais um jornalista americano na Síria. Com a execução, o grupo iguala o número de decapitações do presídio de Cascavel, no Paraná, além de ficar a apenas uma cabeça de distância do governo do Maranhão, onde três internos do presídio de Pedrinhas tiveram suas cabeças decepadas e outros 65 foram mortos de maneiras igualmente brutais durante todo o ano de 2013. Só nos primeiros seis meses deste ano, outros 17 presos perderam a vida nas celas do Estado – 12 deles em Pedrinhas.
[…] One thing we do know for sure is that reading changes the structure of the brain. An avid reader might read for an hour or more a day, day in and day out for years on end. This highly specialized repetitive training, requiring an unnaturally precise, split-second control over eye movements, can quickly restructure the visual system so as to make some pathways more efficient than the others.
When illiterate adults were taught to read, an imaging study led by Stanislas Dehaene in France showed that changes occurred in the brain as reading was acquired. But, as these adults developed skills for reading, they also lost their former abilities to process certain types of visual information, such as the ability to determine when an object is the mirror image of another. Learning to read therefore comes at a cost, and the ability to carry out certain types of visual processing are lost when people learn to read. This would suggest that the visual strengths in dyslexia are simply an artifact of differences in reading experience, a trade-off that occurs as a consequence of poor reading in dyslexia.
O motivo principal foi a mudança, para mim inaceitável, de alguns pontos do programa da candidata do PSB. Marina Silva alegou “falha processual na editoração do texto”. Essa justificativa me pareceu totalmente infundada. Na verdade, foi uma renúncia ao compromisso de respeitar, sem hesitação, o Estado secular. Esse compromisso constava no programa original. Claro que houve pressão de líderes religiosos, neopentecostais. E quando grupos religiosos desafiam princípios éticos e republicanos, algo vai mal.
On the first 100 pages of the new, thick issue of Vanity Fair, there are about 95 full page ads. Those ads feature, best I can count, 108 people. Of these, 24 of the people are some combination of not-sad and not-ghostly and not-skinny. The other 84 send precisely the same signal: Brands like ours feature people like this.
Here’s the thing: green lights aren’t green because there’s something inherently go-ful about the color green. A long time ago, green got assigned to go, red to stop, and that’s the semiotics of traffic.
We confuse the size of a diamond with how big a commitment of love the groom is making. We assume that movie characters that smoke cigarettes are more heroic or brooding. Or that how famous a college is has something to do with the future potential of those that attend. Executives assert that office size and inaccessibility are actually correlated with power…
Part of the art of making change happen is seeing which cultural tropes are past their prime and having the guts to invent new ones.