Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Where I live, everything is so small!”

APOD’s photo of the day is, in the words of my boyfriend, “very The Little Prince.” How wonderfully whimsical.

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Russian water computers + garden design = underused steampunk plot

If you’ve been secretly hankering to read an Umberto Eco novel about the Illuminati building a giant proto-computer underneath Versailles, do I have the blog post for you!

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taking choices back from technology: David Imus’ old-fashioned new map

Slate recently had a story by Seth Stevenson on Oregon mapmaker David Imus, who spent thousands of hours painstakingly crafting a two-dimensional wall map of the US. While yet another schoolroom wall map might sound like a complete nonstory, Imus’ … Continue reading

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Sciart Links

I’ve been too busy to write a real post lately, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing sciart/ephemera-art links going around. Here are some: Origami human torso with organs (via David Ng) In situ pencil lead carvings – the … Continue reading

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Art on the Moon?

Lunation, a group-curated show, opens today at Brooklyn’s Observatory: Artists and scientists have always been attracted to the moon. . . Our closest celestial neighbor, the earth’s little sister, the moon creates the tides and illuminates the woods at night. … Continue reading

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Chipotle saves spherical pigs from Science

If one of your New Years’ resolutions is to eat healthier, more sustainable food, contemplating the evils of industrial food production and re-reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma might help you reach that goal — and you might want to post this … Continue reading

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