Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Volcanic eruptions, futuristic vehicles and open education in our look around the web

Slow Factory’s Open Education Fall Calendar Founded in 2012 by Céline Semaan, Slow Factory continues its quest to increase “sustainability literacy” in fashion and all that it entails. Once such endeavor is through free, open education—and they have just announced their upcoming class calendar. With courses including Cultural Appropriation and North Indigenous Peoples, Deconstructing Greenwashing Myths, Waste-Led Design and more, registration is free. All classes …

Artsy’s Favorite Free Online Courses

While you may not receive academic credit for them, there’s an abundance of free college courses available online. From a class called Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art to Archaeology at Harvard University or Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime at the University of Glasgow, there are around 10,000 online courses offered by 800 universities. Each one varies in length (from a few weeks to seven months) but …

Fender Play

The new online educational platform hopes to make learning guitar a lot less frustrating

Guitar, bass and amp manufacturer Fender wants to build lifelong relationships with their customers—and they’re working toward this by providing useful services to make sure new guitar owners don’t become “it’s-somewhere-in-the-closet-or-underneath-my-bed” owners. For example, Fender’s guitar and bass tuning app for iPhone and Android, launched in the past year, grew a loyal fanbase not only because it’s free, but also because it doesn’t require any …