On Unlocking Creativity, Ideas as Viruses: Robin Young Interviews Elizabeth Gilbert

The way that I've always thought about creativity is that ideas are these disembodied life forms, they don't have a form but they have a will, and all they want is to be made manifest and they circle the world looking for human collaborators to work with. I'm feeling poorly today due to Celiac Disease and … Continue reading On Unlocking Creativity, Ideas as Viruses: Robin Young Interviews Elizabeth Gilbert

Dream of Water: Tears Become… Streams Become… at the Park Avenue Armory

Darkness falls as an acclaimed pianist begins a recital devoted to music about water. Slowly the hall becomes a lake. It might sound like a dream, or maybe just the wild imagination of humans high on music, but this week the Park Avenue Armory will make this image a reality. Tears Become… Streams Become… is a collaboration … Continue reading Dream of Water: Tears Become… Streams Become… at the Park Avenue Armory

Civilization: Beyond Earth and the ultra cool technologies of tomorrow from Polygon

Technology has often been spawned from ideas created by science fiction. Will strategy games play their part in the future? I grew up playing Risk, that wonderful board game where you became a colonial power, spreading your chosen color over the globe until you were made victorious through a combination of strategy and the luck of the dice. The … Continue reading Civilization: Beyond Earth and the ultra cool technologies of tomorrow from Polygon

Village of Life-Sized Dolls in Nagoro, Japan, via The Herald Sun

When a village or a city dies, nature takes over. One woman in Japan is attempting to memorialize her village and slow that process. The remote town of Nagoro only has 51 living human inhabitants, but there are over 150 life-sized dolls that call the village home. Mizuki Ayona makes the dolls in the form … Continue reading Village of Life-Sized Dolls in Nagoro, Japan, via The Herald Sun

Prussian Blue and Early Photography: Following Synchronicity From Diesbach to Anna Atkins

Scientific discovery and artistic innovation often occur together in unpredictable ways. How is this relationship shaped by accident and synchronicity? During the early 1700s, the color maker Diesbach was attempting to produce a red pigment from iron sulfate and potash in his laboratory in Berlin. He decided to be frugal and use some contaminated potash … Continue reading Prussian Blue and Early Photography: Following Synchronicity From Diesbach to Anna Atkins

Saying Goodbye to a Legend: Richard Matheson’s Obituary in the Guardian

American author Richard Matheson passed away on June 23rd at the age of 87. He was famous for many novels, including I am Legend, The Shrinking Man, Hell House, What Dreams May Come, and A Stir of Echoes, all of which were made into films, some more than once, as well as many film and television scripts, such … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to a Legend: Richard Matheson’s Obituary in the Guardian