Bookmarks for 2011-03-02

March 2nd, 2011 | brainjuice

  • CREDO the series
    "An original occult thriller webseries being independently produced in Colchester Essex. Created by Will Wright and written by Tobias Bowman. To be cast and crewed locally, soundtrack by local artists. This blog will be a diary of the the production."
    (tags:video tv web )
  • Astronaut scientists for hire open new research frontier in space | KurzweilAI
    "At a joint press conference with Virgin Galactic at the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference on Monday, Astronauts for Hire Inc. announced the selection of its third class of commercial scientist-astronaut candidates to conduct experiments on suborbital flights."
    (tags:space )
  • Money as Big Data: Mapping the History of Filthy Lucre
    "…allowing for the custom visualization of numismatic data might lead to intuitive leaps in the understanding of history by economists, art historians, classicists and others that both the coins themselves and the data itself would not."
    (tags:dataviz history )
  • Dating Anglesey’s birth as an island and formation of the Menai Strait
    "His research, just published in an academic journal, reveals that the Strait became a permanent feature between 5,800 and 4,600 years ago around the time when hunter-gatherers were replaced by the first farmers in North Wales…"
    (tags:history )
  • Digital Language Analysis Uncovers Truth of Irish Rebellion
    "Using LanguageWare as a basis, the team created a set of digital language analysis tools, including one they called Wordsmith, and used them to understand the creation of propaganda in the aftermath of the 1641 Irish Rebellion…"
    (tags:history )
  • BLDGBLOG: UNSOLVING THE CITY: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHINA MIÉVILLE
    "Novelists have an endless drive to aestheticize and to complicate. I know there’s a very strong tradition—a tradition in which I write, myself—about the decoding of the city. Thomas de Quincey, Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Iain Sinclair—that type-thing. The idea that, if you draw the right lines across the city, you’ll find its Kabbalistic heart and so on. The thing about that is that it’s intoxicating — but it’s also bullshit. It’s bullshit and it’s paranoia…"
    (tags:cities writing interviews )
  • Phoenix Rises From The Ashes Of DFC Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
    "At a party this afternoon, here in my native Oxford, the next incarnation of kid-friendly comic The DFC was announced. With the continued collaboration of Phillip Pullman, Tony Lee, Dan Boultwood, Paul Duffield, Emma Vicelli and other creators from the comic’s first iteration…"
    (tags:comics )
  • Study reveals mercury levels in downtown Toronto
    "Buildings are not only an intrinsic part of Toronto's landscape, they are also adding mercury to the city's air. As suggested by the findings of a Ryerson University study, it can lead to a negative long-term impact on our health…"
    (tags:cities med )

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