Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is a work of art, of course (I am a devotee of Colossal, which routinely gives me stuff like this) but it's also an interesting example of how data can lead to interesting insights. In this case, as the title suggests, a baby's sleep patterns were recorded in a blanket. When we look at it, we see "the frenetic lines at the top of the blanket indicate the baby’s unpredictable sleep schedule right after birth." I look at this and it seems to me that the infant had to learn to sleep at an early age. Or at the very least, to learn when to sleep. We think of things like sleep as natural and innate. But it might not be so.

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