5 Interesting Links for 09-13-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Culture (Awards) While the award in this announcement might not be well known outside of the science fiction and fantasy community, I’m sharing this letter for a larger purpose. It … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile No.180: Nature

The video reminds me of my wanders in Santa Cruz, CA, while I was in college. There are even glimpses of my school mascot :). Note: For the complete experience, watch this short film in full screen mode.

5 Interesting Links for 09-06-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Dragons (Animals) Following the common theme of scientific discovery even when we think we have it all figured out, everything believed about how komodo dragons bring down prey is now … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-30-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Outdoors (Art) A wonderful collection of outdoor art installations that work with the features of the land. http://www.boredart.com/2016/04/stunning-land-art-installations.html Problems (Data Analysis) The title of this article would have you believe … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-16-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Mechanical (Art) I’ve long been a fan of the mechanical puppetry coming from Nantes. Here’s a look at their newest effort with a large photo gallery. https://steampunk-explorer.com/articles/another-reason-visit-nantes Security Economics (Business) … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-09-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Dragons (Animals) An exploration of unusual, but real, creatures that bring dragon tales to mind. (Via Nix Whittaker) https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/dragons-real-komodo-flying-sea-slugs/ Sculpture (Art) Blending female heads with the fantastical visions springing from … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-02-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Innovation (Caregiving) A new program in Minnesota is offering disabled people who require care the opportunity to stay in their homes with a trained roommate while also providing housing for … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile No.174: Kinetic Art

A glimpse inside L’Univers du poete ferrailleur, a quirky museum full of kinetic sculptures that should appeal to your sense of the fantastic. This reminds me of one of my favorite exhibits at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-26-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Accessibility (Beaches) A Canadian beach has made an effort to make the sand accessible for those with mobility concerns in several key ways. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/accessible-beach-equipment-arrives-in-inverness-1.4730080 Innovations (Interesting People) A father turned … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-19-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Mayans (Anthropology) An examination of Mayan art appears to define chocolate as a trade currency, but some caution taking this evidence too broadly. (Via Victoria L. Szulc) https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/maya-civilization-used-chocolate-money Sculpture (Art) … Continue reading