A new, highly collaborative book on the relationship between science and cuisine. With recipes, new takes on old dishes, science, technology, history, and deliciousness. I am one of many authors and very excited to be keeping company with them. You may have heard of Molecular Gastronomy, Experimental Cuisine, Modernist Cuisine - here is some of the thinking and thinkers behind understanding food with science and science with food. First chapter for free here [more inside]
I like science. I like magic. This is my attempt to bring the two together. The Science of Magic is a series of easy to do magic tricks made available for the purpose of teaching students how to apply the scientific method in, what I hope will be, a fun and informative way. [more inside]
This incredible room at the Hall of Science in Queens was originally built for the 1964 World's Fair to give visitors the feeling of being in deep space. Really beautiful, unearthly design.
The #SciFund Challenge is a new project for scientists interested in coupling science and society through funding. There are a ton of cool projects - from studies of zombie fish to vaccine distribution in the developing world to some mefite yahoo working in kelp forests. And, of course, duck penises (nsfw?). The passion of the researchers is huge. And ways they're reaching out to a public audience is fascinating. The whole thing has the potential to change the often mysterious science funding process for the better and reshape the science ecosystem, even if just a little. Will it work? Who knows! It's an experiment!
This is a project that I'm working on with some members of my local hackerspace. The project invites teams from around the world to compete in the design and assembly of a weather balloon equipped with cameras to take photos of the Earth from near space. We also are trying to promote this type of activity in schools by attempting to get balloon kits into science classrooms.
In commemoration of the opening of my Soho art show Hidden Spaces I am posting my new website. My art is comprised of graphite and monochrome color pencil works transcribed and augmented from microscopic organic forms. For further elaboration see my artist statement on my site.
If want to live in a world where being a scientist is considered bad ass, and philosophers are worshiped like rock stars, so my newest lineup of t-shirts parodies famous band logos by re-purposing them to celebrate some of the world's most influential minds. Hope you enjoy them.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Connectivity Database cross-indexes all 199 experiments (inclusive of the KTMA years and the movie) and their 3707 actors, sorted by strength of connectivity within the MST3k canon. At last, the common relational path from Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell to Lassie: The Painted Hills can be traced! Witness the inescapable Isle of Kaiju! Quake at the Old-Fashioned Nightmare Fuel of the Mexican Archipelago! Most of all, Keep Traversing the Nodes.
“Singular Source” is a hard science fiction short story contest. We are looking for stories on the theme of future computer programming and technology, with particular attention to programmers working with vast archives of source code. The deadline is November 30, 2011. Visit our web site for more details. You can support the contest by donating money for prizes and honorariums for judges. [more inside]
I have a big honkin' encyclopedic book of science from 1902, and I blog one excerpt from it every day. [more inside]
Rather than dwell on the eventual sinking of the International Space Station, let's instead celebrate ISS with my 800x2500 jpeg construction timeline.
A Tumbleblog in which I scour the web for what seem to me to be transmissions from our very near future.
It occurred to me that some of the best conversations I’ve had lately revolve around the question - why are you a librarian? I thought it would be fun to collect these stories in a central place so that we’d have a snapshot of all the different reasons people join the information science profession but more importantly, why we’ve stayed in libraries. I’m collecting anecdotes from Twitter (tweet with hash tag #ilibcause), via email (email@example.com) and via a submission form on the website ilibcause.com/submit. More information available at ilibcause.com/about. [more inside]
We have finally launched! WSFtv is the video platform for Brian Greene's World Science Festival. (Built on Expression Engine 2, Dreamhost's VPS and Amazon's S3 and CloudFront services, i'm just now realizing that this is my first all-virtually hosted project.)
The second quarterly issue of our CC-licensed digital magazine AE – The Canadian Science Fiction Review debuts today, featuring the first ever English translation of French author Jacques Barbéri's 1985 piece "La promenade du garçon boucher" ("The Butcher Boy"). Also, if you want to check the original fiction we published in our first issue, it's all there in the new Issue #1 Podcast. [more inside]
Dear Astronomer lets readers submit their questions about Astronomy and Science. Topical posts include: Answering reader questions, NASA press releases, Breaking Space/Science news, Product reviews, editorial posts/opinions and science humor. The site is a spinoff from a Facebook page that was used to "beta-test" the site concept.
AE - The Canadian Science Fiction Review is a new professional market for science fiction of which I happen to be the editor. The site updates with new content every Monday. All content is released under a Creative Commons NC-BY-ND license.
Who has time to read entire articles? Scientific research shows that scientific research is best summarized in limerick form. I hope this site will be a growing collection of such user-generated poetry, linked to the original source by DOI, PubMed ID, or ISBN. [more inside]
New Scientist have run a column called the Last Word for past fifteen years, featuring questions like Do upside down bats get dizzy?, What's the capacity of the human brain in gigabytes? and Why can't elephants jump?. We worked with the editors at New Scientist to take 120 of the best questions and turn them into a quiz called The Last Word Challenge - and you can adapt them into your own quizzes as well! [more inside]
The subject of my previous two projects (1, 2) has finally reached completion; the special issue of Polygraph on "Ecology and Ideology" is out and ready for order. The Polygraph website has PDFs of the introduction, a lengthy interview with Kim Stanley Robinson, and two book reviews. Other contributors to the issue include contributors to the issue include Slavoj Žižek, Michael Hardt, John Bellamy Foster, Timothy Morton, Joachim Radkau, Imre Szeman, Kathy Rudy, and Ariel Salleh; more of the articles will show up there following the usual delay.
A little tumblelog about astrophotography, both professional (e.g., the Hubble and other space- and ground-based observatories) and amateur, with a certain amount of geeking out about the equipment and the science. I set this up to prevent my personal blog from being completely taken over by look-at-the-pretty-space-pictures posts, which I'm now doing here with reckless abandon.
Post-Apocalypse Dead Letter Office is a speculative/experimental novel in epistolary form written by yours truly and physically realized by dozens of creative Mefi Mail Art group members, Metafilter members and other collaborators. (RSS feed). [more inside]
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