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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

‘Family Portrait’, Photos of Movie & Comic Book Characters Dressed Up & Posing Together for Classic Flemish Paintings

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:06:37 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/family-portrait-photos-of-movie-comic-book-characters-dressed-up-posing-together-for-classic-flemish-paintings/>

"Family Portrait is a new photo series created by French photographer
Sacha Goldberger of pop culture and comic book characters both dressed
up and posing together as families for classic Flemish paintings from

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It’s not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:05:45 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2015/06/18/its_not_about_mental_illness_the_big_lie_that_always_follows_mass_shootings_by_white_males/>

"Blaming "mental illness" is a cop-out -- and one that lets us avoid
talking about race, guns, hatred and terrorism"

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say something.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:05:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.chookooloonks.com/blog/say-something

"Now, look:  I get it.  Race is a difficult thing to talk about.  It's
risky.  And it's divisive.  But you know what else?  It's time to do it
anyway."

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Awesome Stuff: Immortal Data

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:03:30 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/blog/innovation/articles/20150620/07320031398/awesome-stuff-immortal-data.shtml>

"As we move ever deeper into the digital age, the question of data
preservation as gotten bigger and bigger."

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Samsung is testing a new ‘Safety Truck’ that could change the way people drive

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:35:01 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-safety-truck-makes-driving-safe-2015-6>

"Last week, Samsung shared a blog post about its “Safety Truck,” a
trailer-truck that has a wireless camera in the front and four giant
screens on the back to display its front view to cars behind it."

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3,000 mourners pay final respects to cat stationmaster Tama

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:32:51 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201506290067

"KINOKAWA, Wakayama Prefecture--Thousands of people from around the
world bid an emotional farewell to Tama, the beloved stationmaster cat,
at the female calico’s funeral here on June 28."

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Doctoral dissertation in graphic novel form

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:33:41 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/21/doctoral-dissertation-in-graph.html

"Columbia University awarded a doctorate in education to Nick Sousanis
for Unflattening, a graphic novel about the relationship between words
and pictures in literature."

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Stanford researcher declares that the sixth mass extinction is here

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:32:17 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/june/mass-extinction-ehrlich-061915.html>

'As species disappear, so do crucial ecosystem services such as
honeybees' crop pollination and wetlands' water purification. At the
current rate of species loss, people will lose many biodiversity

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“America floats between modernity & collapse”: What Japan can teach the U.S. about averting disaster

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:42:24 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2015/06/21/america_floats_between_modernity_collapse_what_the_united_states_can_learn_from_japan/>

"Morris Berman, American historian, cultural theorist, and sociologist,
is a starry eyed realist whose grim forecast of American demise makes
him alone even in leftist circles. In the brilliant trilogy of books on

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Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:41:09 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/science/naomi-oreskes-a-lightning-rod-in-a-changing-climate.html>

"Dr. Oreskes is fast becoming one of the biggest names in climate
science — not as a climatologist, but as a defender who uses the tools
of historical scholarship to counter what she sees as ideologically

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