Featured in Hannibal S03E02 !!!
[There are] metabolic costs [for] multitasking, such as reading e-mail and talking on the phone at the same time, or social networking while reading a book. It takes more energy to shift your attention from task to task. It takes less energy to focus. That means that people who organize their time in a way that allows them to focus are not only going to get more done, but they’ll be less tired and less neurochemically depleted after doing it. Daydreaming also takes less energy than multitasking. And the natural intuitive see-saw between focusing and daydreaming helps to recalibrate and restore the brain. Multitasking does not.
|Daniel J. Levitin|
|The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload|
|Dutton, Penguin Group|
(All images via skidmore contemporary art)
“Kelly Reemtsen’s paintings explore the paradoxical state of being female in post-feminist contemporary society” (Lia Skidmore. April, 2011 read more at skidmore contemporary art) We at Mimi Berlin feel that these pictures are a bit old-fashioned. (in a good sense, we like them) We’ve learned that these women are wearing vintage dresses. That figures, it’s fashionable!
[via Mimi Berlin]
In 1990, in the middle of the moral panic over Satanic ritual abuse (an almost entirely imaginary phenomenon), Doris Sanford published “Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy,” which was “based on months of intensive research into the nature and practice of satanic ritual abuse.” Sanford claimed that “Any child who has been ritually abused will recognize the validity of this story.”
The story is a lurid, freakish illustrated tale ripped from tabloids and sensationalist memoirs, which was supposed to help parents, teachers and social workers help kids who’d been victims of this nonexistent epidemic.
“…For legal purposes, we cannot confirm or deny the presence of an actual monstrosity of a fish in the water, nor are we responsible for anyone’s insistence on symbolism…”
“…look not to a chocolate cake, nor to its carcinogenic icing, for this will but distract you from the perilous plight of the Pequod, whose lonely death rattle the mighty leviathan has already sounded…”
“…There will be games and activities galore! One favorite is known as What’s Inside the Bucket of Heated Ambergris? …”