POSTED BY MARTIN KICH I know that the artificial intelligence and the humanoid robots are on the horizon, if not already upon us, but this image is still unsettling: Getty, Matt Cardy This explanat… Source: Image of the Day: A New Kind of Brain Surgery Advertisements

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The title of this post is the title of a book by E. L. Kersten. Here is the jacket summary: Motivation has become a multi-billion dollar industry, courtesy of the patronage of… Source: The Art of Demotivation

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Getty, Matt Cardy This explanatory caption was provided by Atlantic’s Photos of the Week for May 11, 2018, compiled by Alan Taylor: Artist Michael Pendry adds a white origami … Source: Image of the Day: The Power of Art

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Here is a photo of city boys getting rooftop swimming instruction in the 1920s. This is a more recent photo identified as showing a man swimming in a river near New Delhi in I… Source: Images of the Day: The Season for Getting in the Water

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH I wonder if the $43,000 “secure” phone booth that Scott Pruitt had installed in his office looks anything like this: (If the image is more puzzling than amusing, do a Google s… Source: Whimsical Speculation of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is a photo taken in 1937 in Prague of a mechanism called an “elevator desk”: In a period in which Varidesks have become very popular and the emphasis on ergon… Source: Image of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Our relationship with technology—and, in particular, technological advancements that are on the horizon and that promise major and not entirely predictable changes in how we c… Source: Headline of the Day