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Dancing About Architecture: A Field Guide to Creativity
Dancing About Architecture: A Field Guide to Creativity

“It is the ability to spot the potential in the product of connecting things that don’t ordinarily go together that marks out the person who is truly creative.”

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9 Books on Reading and Writing
9 Books on Reading and Writing

Dancing with the absurdity of life, or what symbolism has to do with the osmosis of trash and treasure.

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Visualize This: How to Tell Stories with Data
Visualize This: How to Tell Stories with Data

How to turn numbers into stories, or what pattern-recognition has to do with the evolution of journalism.

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How to Listen to Music: A Vintage Guide to the 7 Essential Skills
How to Listen to Music: A Vintage Guide to the 7 Essential Skills

“Respond esthetically to all sounds, from the hum of the refrigerator motor or the paddling of oars on a lake, to the tones of a cello or muted trumpet.”

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Digital Decluttering: 3 Ways to Visualize Your Mac’s Hard Drive
Digital Decluttering: 3 Ways to Visualize Your Mac’s Hard Drive

How to spot RAM offenders, or what data visualization has to do with the workings of your second brain.

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How Illuminated Manuscripts Were Made
How Illuminated Manuscripts Were Made

From the Middle Ages to the Digital Age, or what sheep skin has to do with content curation.

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