Category Archives: Art, Music, Crafts, etc.

5 Interesting Links for 10-20-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Crafts (Interesting People) The author interviews and watches the last surviving sea silk seamstress to capture what is a dying art. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170906-the-last-surviving-sea-silk-seamstress Latino (Art) Google stepped in to address the … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.131: Automata

Using the same techniques as the late 1700s automata The Writer (shown here), Francois Junod recreated the famous Russian poet Alexandre Pouchkine in 2006 with more flexibility in function using 3548 mechanical parts. He both draws, signs his name, and … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 10-13-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Primitive (Innovation) A demonstration of how to make sandals out of available plants to protect your feet in a forest. It reminds me of my sister’s string work, only with … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 09-22-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Origins (Food) The history of various foods that are often assumed to be European because of how important they’ve become to those cuisines. https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/culture/health-wellness/10-foods-natives-had-before-europeans/ Resources (Photography) The extensive Francis Firth … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 09-01-2017

Clothing (Society) Mom started an ethical t-shirt company when all of the boy shirts available had messages promoting aggression and poor behavior. It’s taking off because there are many who feel the same about gendered clothing. http://www.scarymommy.com/clothing-company-against-boys-will-be-boys-stereotype/ Language (Artificial Intelligence) … Continue reading

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