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

5 Interesting Links for 07-12-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Sculpture (Art) Similar to geocaching, this sculpture makes a treasure map and encourages the curious to follow it through the woods to discover wonders. (Via Phoebe Darqueling) http://canyouactually.com/giants-made-from-wood/ Behavior (Cats) … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-05-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Resources (History) Contemporary accounts of historical events can be tricky to come by, so this collection of Harper’s Weekly from the U.S. Civil War could be useful in establishing speech … Continue reading

Once Upon a Monster: A Disability Narrative

The tale I will tell you today has all the proper emotional down and upswings, heroes, and even a happy ending of sorts, but it’s not some great myth or epic. This is the story of a mobility assistive device. … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 06-28-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Flash (Fiction) A quick, but deep story about intent I quite enjoyed. Of Jinns, Jellybeans and Kmart Underwear by Elizabeth Ho. https://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/modern-fantasy/elizabeth-ho/of-jinns-jellybeans-and-kmart-underwear Airships (History) Planning to include an airship in … Continue reading