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.
Fringe Biology Recordings "Synthetic Biology is a soundtrack to a synthetic biology film in outer space. This album travels through sci-fi jazz, avant rock, electronic soundscapes, ambient textures, and nightmare industrial collages. Synthetic biology is the artificial introduction of DNA from different organisms into a host organism to program cells for a particular function. The music emphasizes this juxtaposition of natural and artificial elements that are in competition with one another and continuously evolving. This album uses the following musical instruments: Kaossilator, Mandala percussion, Buddha Machine, Kaoss Pad 2, 3-stringed zither, MIDI instruments, sampler, electronic drums, and natural recordings. The artwork includes colorful stills from this imaginary synthetic biology film." (tags:music )
The Grande Armée Invades Russia "Charles Joseph Minard was a mathematician, a civil engineer, and a pioneer in the field of information graphics; his most famous work is the above chart, which he created in 1869. It tells the tale of Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812…" (tags:historydataviz )