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Origin Myth

So we were reading The Hobbit (Michael Hague Illustrated version), my son and I. My dad read it to me when I was a boy. He loved the book. The elements of adventure, courage and fantasy drew me in as well. My boy just loves dragons. The Michael Hague illustrations are what drew him in, […]

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Maurice Sendak Google Doodle

Maurice Sendak Google Doodle

I usually don’t post, or really care about Google Doodles, but this one is too good not to stop and take a look. Google honors Maurice Sendak with an nice animated doodle. He was born on June 10, 1928 — 85 years ago. Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American illustrator and writer of children’s books. […]

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Industrial Robot Art

This post also appeared on the futurist blog io9, Art Created by Industrial Robots with Chainsaws… and Quill Pens! Came across a link to a videos showing 6-axis industrial robot fitted wit an electric chainsaw creating 3-d sculptures, or furniture out of a solid log of wood. Check it out: The title of the video translates […]

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Assumptions and Perspective

The way we see the world depends on our perspective. For example, check out this little optical illusion video from Richard Wiseman. How big or small something appears relative to other things depends greatly on it’s position relative to others, and, most importantly, to your eye balls. For the above illusion to work at all, […]

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Landfill Harmonic

It’s easy to get into the habit of buying everything you need off the shelf, and certainly, I am guilty of that more often than not. But still, if you can make treasure from trash, then you are a hero.   Landfill Harmonic The Movie Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable […]

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Crazy Moon

Lately when my son goes to bed he has to turn the stars on. Of course he has the turtle star projector, which you must go buy right this very minute. Sometimes, when he has a surfeit of energy left from the day he turns it on, and jumps on the bed shaking it back […]

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A tiny train ride through magical land (Canada)

Lakes the size of oceans, totems that tower above the tracks, leaves that change colors, fall to the ground and block out the sun. The images in Photographer Jeff Friesen’s Ghost Train Crossing Canada gallery are magical and seem to be from another world of a scale that dwarfs even the long trains that cross […]

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Raptor Suit

I was in high school when I read Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park and later saw the Spielberg movie of the same name. But the idea of dinosaurs roaming the modern world and humans being subject to the whim of wild creatures much more powerful than us captured my imagination. Jurassic Park the movie came out […]

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A refreshing ride on the waterfall swing

Saw this on Facebook. Can’t remember where. Isn’t it funny how you can’t remember where you find stuff like this? It’s like meeting someone really interesting at a party and forgetting their name. Either way, this is a swing set that teases the riders with a waterfall that parts like the red sea as you […]

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Wasteland Wanderlust and the Art of Paul White

When I was a kid my grandfather, Big Daddy, used to take us fishing in Leeville Louisiana on the bayous of the Mississippi river south west of New Orleans. He had a moble home there he called the fishing camp. We’d motor around the waterways scattered with oil rigs, and pipes, wetlands and brackish lakes. […]

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