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.
Links for 2010-04-06
Synthetic Aesthetics "Synthetic Aesthetics – a research project jointly run by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Stanford University, California – aims to bring together synthetic biologists, social scientists, designers, artists, and other creative practitioners, to explore existing and potential collaborations between synthetic biology and the creative professions. Interaction between these two broad fields has the potential to lead to new forms of engineering, new schools of art and design, a greater social scientific understanding of science and engineering, and new approaches to societal engagement with synthetic biology." (tags:designbiotech )
Taxis and a City’s Vital Signs Cited as painting "a grand urban portrait", "a record of a city's vital signs", and perhaps an M.R.I of the city, such data allows us to observe the waking up and dying down of a city's daily cycle: rush hour, night life trends, seasonal tourist routes and everything else in between (tags:citiestechnet )