Here’s some links I thought I’d share which struck me as interesting:
- Wet Plate Photography Makes Tattoos Disappear (PetaPixel) — the photographic technology in the 1800s used to photographic the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand didn’t show their facial tattoos.
- Archive shows medieval nun faked her own death to escape convent (The Guardian) — entertaining, but also pretty tragic if you think about the number of young women ‘sent away’ to convents in the past.
- Why Do People With Depression Like Listening To Sad Music? (The British Psychological Society) — no definitive answers, but seems to back up the commonsense assumption that high-energy music when you’re feeling down is just annoying.
- We studied what 10,000 people love online. The results would make Freud blush (Fast Company) — dark nudges, disaster porn, and harder/faster/weirder algorithms.
- The Case for Doing Nothing (The New York Times) — reminiscent of Jocelyn K. Glei’s question: “who are you without the doing?”
Header image: Keep out! The 100m² countries – in pictures (The Guardian)