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What I Did This Year
A quick round up of stuff I’ve written, drawn or said out loud this year that exists in an easy to see on the Internet form for both myself and something to show to editors and art directors.
posted by The Whelk at 9:47 AM on September 27, 2017 - 2 comments


My mom died because she was too poor to afford a doctor
While Congress debates a rollback of the ACA, I wrote my mom's story as a reminder that health care isn't just a line item on a budget spreadsheet.
posted by missjenny at 6:13 PM on September 23, 2017 - 11 comments


Annotated Chicken Slaughter
Our farmer friend culled his flock of chickens and we went out to help. I wrote up a description of how to turn a live chicken in to something resembling what you would pick up at the supermarket. Content warning: includes descriptions of killing and processing chickens. Photos are mostly gore-free but may not be appropriate for everyone.
posted by backseatpilot at 8:37 AM on September 18, 2017 - 5 comments


Fuck Everyone in the Entire History of Humanity™
Storgy has published my short story, “Love, Anger, and Pity; or Fuck Everyone in the Entire History of Humanity”. Coincidentally, it was published the same day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled offensive trademarks must be allowed, invalidating a plot point in my story.
posted by ShooBoo at 6:48 AM on June 21, 2017 - 3 comments


Used Photos
I've just had a book of my photography published by Southern Glossary.
posted by komara at 10:22 PM on June 21, 2017 - 4 comments


Learning How To Scream Again: Promoting Leftism for Artists and Writers
The culmination of a lot of conversation I've had with fellow artists, designers, and writers. How do we effectively sell Leftist ideology ? How did we get here? What does a new left art look like? What should it's goals be? What's the best way to achieve them?
posted by The Whelk at 10:18 AM on February 9, 2017


Evening.Camera: Fragments of my life from twilight
I'm a photographer. I wanted to make more, better pictures, so I started going out a couple of evenings a week with my camera. I've found myself drawn to what I've pompously called "liminal light", as artificial lights take over from the daytime. There's a blog post about the first 100 days of the project here.
posted by gmb at 7:00 AM on January 25, 2017 - 5 comments


Wikinaut
Wikinaut is a compendium of intriguing, unusual and extraordinary Wikipedia excerpts.
posted by Operation Afterglow at 12:52 PM on January 10, 2017 - 3 comments


Trailer for Ginevra
I have finished my first project using the multi-plane animation stand I built this Fall. The trailer for the short film Ginevra is now online. Based on Percy Shelley's poem "The Dirge", Ginevra depicts the aftermath of the murder of a young woman. As her distraught mother looks on, she learns that life after death involves a transition she never could have imagined.
posted by tessmartin at 11:23 AM on January 3, 2017 - 4 comments


CallGov.us
CallGov.us is a simple tool for calling your senators and representatives in Congress -- you can create scripts and calls-to-action, track your calls, and share with friends.
posted by anotherthink at 3:08 PM on November 29, 2016 - 4 comments


1958 Rambler Super Station Wagon Rebuild
My brother has been rebuilding a 1958 AMC Rambler Super Station Wagon (4 door) for me. The original vehicle was in rough enough condition that he "transplanted" the body onto the chassis of an 1986 Oldsmobile, and then he just went from there.
posted by hilaryjade at 5:02 PM on December 4, 2016 - 12 comments


RIP My Menchies: Thoughts on Going Viral
I had a tweet blow up for the first time and it changed the way I use Twitter and think of Twitter. Here are my thoughts on that.
posted by griphus at 8:12 PM on November 11, 2016


I Married a Jew
A meditation of what a crazy 1939 essay in The Atlantic can tell us about white fragility and the rise of Trump.
posted by maxsparber at 11:13 AM on November 17, 2016 - 2 comments


Blisters, corrugations, creases, cusps, furrows, grooves, undulations, wrinkles...
An atlas of thin film patterns.
posted by Mapes at 9:10 PM on November 21, 2016 - 1 comment


Cybersecurity for the Trumped
Because I'm worried for all those who now find themselves (soon to be) living under a government that they cannot trust, I've decided to try my best to help people enhance their online privacy and security. So I have started posting on this blog about the risks, and the things we can do to help avoid them.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:25 AM on November 22, 2016 - 9 comments


Girl With Pearl Earring
I worked on a video for Ted Ed, the educational branch of TED Talks. It’s about the Dutch Renaissance painter Jan Vermeer, and specifically, his painting The Girl with a Pearl Earring. It was created with frame by frame animation under the camera, some paint on glass animation, some Photoshop animation, and a lot of After Effects compositing. This blog post has a link to the video, stills, and behind the scenes shots.
posted by tessmartin at 2:20 PM on November 2, 2016 - 3 comments


Lorem Ipsum
I have done broad nib calligraphy for the last two years. From somewhat rough beginnings, I have gotten pretty good!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:47 AM on September 3, 2016 - 2 comments


From Garching to Innsbruck in 7 days
I’ve recently finished my master’s degree in computer science at the Technical University of Munich and will walk to my hometown in Austria over the course of seven days, starting tomorrow (14 September, 9:00 CEST). This website is my hiking journal.
posted by wachhundfisch at 9:15 AM on September 13, 2016 - 3 comments


A Visual History of Urbanization
This map shows a 5,700-year timelapse of the world's cities being born one-by-one, starting with the first known city, Eridu, in 3700 BC. The data is from one of the coolest academic studies I've come across in a long time, which compiled a comprehensive dataset of the world's cities and their historic populations, from 3700 BC to 2000 AD.
posted by mgalka at 7:07 AM on June 20, 2016


History of Sweeney Todd
Some years ago, I heard that Sweeney Todd was based on a true story and I began setting out to do more research on the matter. I quickly discovered that the source which claimed the story was true was highly questionable, but it led me into my own historical search, finding ultimately that the story of Sweeney Todd began as a French story -- and possibly as an urban legend relating to some early 19th century city planning.
posted by Peregrine Pickle at 11:14 PM on May 9, 2016


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