5 Interesting Links for 03-20-2020

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Health (Precautions)

A reaction to the somewhat cavalier attitude some people are adopting to what’s a serious medical crisis, especially for those vulnerable to infection because of age or other health problems. It’s worth reading to see through someone else’s eyes.

Technology (Innovation)

I’ve shared articles in this vein before, but Not Impossible Labs is taking the brain to ‘paper’ revolution into reality by using innovations in brainwave readers to translate thought to word. The product seeks to assist disabled folks, but Mick Ebeling envisions much broader possibilities once technology innovators stop seeing limits and start working to exceed them. (Via Pat MacEwen)

Journalism (Access)

This article shows how those fighting against true censorship (where the government prevents its people from accessing information it doesn’t approve of) can get really innovative and take advantage of technology. My father worked at Voice of America for a while when I was a kid, so this concept is nothing new to me. Still, hiding in Minecraft is one (or a thousand) steps further than sending radio waves over the border.

Reading/Writing (Philosophy)

The article explores how the subgenre hopepunk exemplifies a stress response that is only now being recognized alongside the well-known flight-or-fight, that of tend-and-befriend. It also offers tips on how to incorporate this stress model in your writing. (Via Liminal Fiction)

Marketing (Approach)

You might have noticed I tend to include articles such as this with a disclaimer about how different techniques work for different articles. Penny Sansevieri makes that point herself as she offers approaches to take beyond traditional marketing along with specific action items to help you move forward with your author career.

Keep your body
safe and healthy at home.
Seek adventure in your mind.
Read a book or ten.

Note: Most libraries have an eBook program. If that’s where you choose your reading supplies, you don’t have to go to the library to get new titles to enjoy.

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