Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WikiGalaxy 3D Information Mapping - Oh My!

WikiGalaxy is a Wikipedia represented as a galaxy. You can see links between articles, fly around, orbit an article and see other users zooming around whilst you do it. (Here)

If you love wandering through a sea of information without end - you'll love this site.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Early Fractal Geometry in Mosques

Iranian photographer Mohammad Reza Domiri gives us an opportunity to see the entirety of these incredible spaces all at once. His fully panoramic, expansive photographs of centuries-old mosques reveal the genius of their geometries and complexity. The effect is dizzying in a different way, like some kind of fractalized religious hallucination.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Beautiful Imagery

Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How Ferguson showed us the truth about police

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Metallic Flesh

Italian photographer Guido Argentini takes the human form to a whole new level with his photos of painted dancers.

Monday, November 17, 2014

How a $47 Shrimp Treadmill Became a $3-Million Political Plaything

Over the past few years numerous media stories have surfaced about how hard-earned taxpayer dollars are supporting scientists who run shrimp on treadmills: Forbes.com listed shrimp-treadmill research as wasting $3-million in taxpayer dollars, AARP produced a nationally distributed commercial of lab-coat-wearing scientists running shrimp on treadmills to equate the lack of federal support for retiree health-care services to money spent on shrimp-treadmill research, and Mike Huckabee linked the National Science Foundation’s funding of shrimp-treadmill studies to limited military spending.
(David Scholnick, The Chronicle of Higher Education)




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Word War III: The Inside Story

Here's a little real talk about the book publishing industry — it adds almost no value, it is going to be wiped off the face of the earth soon, and writers and readers will be better off for it. 
(Matthew Yglesias, Vox.com)