WARREN ELLIS is a graphic novelist and author of the NYT best-selling novel GUN MACHINE. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is being developed for television by Jerry Bruckheimer and FOX. He is the writer of the graphic novel RED, adapted into the film starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. His next book is NORMAL from FSG.
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Press Publish "publishing is modern fun. Press Publish is an experimental publishing outfit with a particular interest in the online and digital realms. Things we've made so far include online archives, print-on-demand books and magazines, blogs, mooks and more. Things we'd like to make include printed magazines and books, catalogues, more archives, monographs… the list goes on. You can preview and purchase a selection of limited edition publications here." (tags:podpublishing )
Life expectancy slips, stroke dips to No. 4 killer Life expectancy dropped about a month, from 77.9 years in 2007 to 77.8 years in 2008. The author of the report called the change minuscule and says it will take many years to see whether it's a trend. A similar decline occurred in 2005. (tags:med )
Dotspotting – About Dotspotting We're making tools to help people gather data about cities and make that data more legible. Our hope is to do this in a way that's simple enough for regular people to get involved, but robust enough for real research to happen along the way. (tags:maps )
DESIGN AND EXISTENTIAL RISK LECTURE SERIES 009 Design and Existential Risk is a series of conversations with leading thinkers, designers, and educators ?who critically question how the practice of design can imagine and prepare for extreme existential risks. ?The series explores the ways design thinking engages sustainability and human survival now and in the future. (tags:dooooomfuturewar )