Glass Wings Blog: September 2011

babies

Fri, 2 Sep 2011 16:41:04 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14715181

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droid masters traditional Japanese kabuki

Fri, 2 Sep 2011 20:20:39 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/life/kabuki-dancing-robot?hpt=hp_c2

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Pixar before Pixar (two historic CG videos)

Sun, 04 Sep 2011 11:17:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
"Anyone interested in the history of computer animation and the roots of
Pixar is in for a treat."

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cgi/pixar-before-pixar.html

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Stop-motion remake of Jonny Quest opening titles

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:45:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.jonnyquest.tv/

"In 1964, Jonny Quest aired to rave reviews as the first, adult
action/adventure cartoon in prime time. It had cool jazz music by Hoyt
Curtin and terrific, high contrast pen and ink design work by Doug

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Fwd: Milky Way Time Lapse From South Dakota (VIDEO)

Tue, 6 Sep 2011 02:48:58 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
Here is a visual treat for all of you...I recommend going to Vimeo
http://vimeo.com/24551969 turn the lights out...full screen and feel the magic.
 --bill      


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Mysterious paper sculptures

Sat, 10 Sep 2011 01:18:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
"Those of you who don't keep up with Edinburgh's literary world through
Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures
appearing around the city."

<http://community.thisiscentralstation.com/_Mysterious-paper-sculptures/blog/4991767/126249.html>

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Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg's e-book loving founder, passes away

Sat, 10 Sep 2011 14:32:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/09/michael-hart-project-gutenbergs-e-book-loving-founder-passes-away.ars>

"Michael Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg, has died at his home in
Urbana, Illinois at the age of 64. The project he started back in 1971
lives on, however, producing quality public domain texts now readable on

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Sticky Tape

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:13:53 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Ah the magical things you can do with sticky tape. This stop motion video is
the sort of film where you go, I wish I'd thought of that! Mesmerising and
beautiful.

http://vimeo.com/28826269

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Steampunk Octopus

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:34:20 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
And why not?

I like my octopus en flambee!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMfzFIERJIg

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Awesome Steampunk Robots

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:52:47 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I think it's steampunk robot day. These guys range from the beautiful to the
creepy. Have fun!

http://weburbanist.com/2011/09/05/mechanical-animals-36-steampunk-sculptures-robots/

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:10:38 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I saw one of the teaser trailers for this last year. Here is a more
informative one. Awesome steampunk coolness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6djPGS3RCA&oref=http%3A%2F%2F

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Science, Cats, and Flatulence

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:08:07 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
How could you possibly go wrong?

Sure this is fart humour, but it is also incredibly adorable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvn4k970Qlo

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6-year-old finds rare fossil

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:00:04 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
"So, it's not a T-Rex skeleton, but otherwise I think this little girl
is pretty much living out the childhood dreams of you, me, and everyone
we know."

http://boingboing.net/2011/09/15/6-year-old-finds-rare-fossil.html

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Marie Antoinette Robotic Doll

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 22:34:07 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Absolutely stunning automaton. Truly it puts Disney animatronics to shame.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSxWmJLAaEg

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Portal available for free today

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:18:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
If you haven't yet played the classic video game "Portal", it's
available as a free download until tomorrow (Tuesday 20 September 2011):

<http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/09/portal-is-used-to-teach-science-as-valve-gives-game-away-for-limited-time.ars>

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Flying around the Earth

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:19:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
"If you’ve ever wondered what it must feel like to fly around the Earth
at 28,000 kilometers per hour, then wonder no more."

<http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/09/17/flying-around-the-earth/>

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International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:24:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Ahoy mateys, once again it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

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From the Makers of Happy Feet...

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:39:44 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Angry Feet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qNOIJNfICI

Angry Birds have nothing on this penguin. Oh yes, I LOLed. I LOLed out loud

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Stand-up for International Peace

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:30:26 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I could just scream. I have already arranged to review a Fringe Festival show
the night of this event. I will probably drop by after my show has completed
and catch the tail end.

Please, please, encourage as many people as possible to attend this.

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Stand-Up for International Peace Part 2

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:55:39 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I accidentally sent you the Melbourne announcement for this event, but it's
going on ALL OVER THE WORLD! 56 clubs internationally are participating.

Check here for details:

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live flight tracker

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:00:11 +0900

"yukihiko" <yukihiko [at] s6.dion.ne.jp>

yukihiko
We can see Live Flight Tracker online.
http://www.flightradar24.com/#!/

Best Regards,
Yukihiko YOSHIDA

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this guy does amazing stickwork

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:13:41 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://www.stickwork.net/news.php

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Happy 75th Birthday Jim Henson

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 14:04:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
I share a birthday with the late Jim Henson, and this year he would have
been 75.  There's a commemorative home page at http://henson.com/ (audio
plays automatically) and Google have honoured him with a special
interactive doodle at http://google.com/ - some articles below:

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Glass Igloos with Magnificent Northern Lights Views

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 07:10:31 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
The Igloo Village in Kakslauttanen, Finland is like the Rolls-Royce of ice
hotels. Each igloo is equipped with glass that allows you to gaze at the
northern lights and millions of stars, all while relaxing comfortably in your
warm room.

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Retro Muppet Concert Posters

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:15:28 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
These posters are awesome. Makes me want to eat a brownie with a glass of
milk. (How old do you think I was in the 70s?...Don't answer that!;))

http://michaeldepippo.com/?p=876

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Hummingbird Mind

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:58:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
"Hummingbird Mind", a short visual novel / interactive story about
distraction, daydreaming, and working from home inspired by a Ted Nelson
quote:

http://cardboardcomputer.com/games/hummingbird-mind/

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Gamers solve molecular puzzle that baffled scientists

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:31:33 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Video-game players have solved a molecular puzzle that stumped scientists for
years, and those scientists say the accomplishment could point the way to
crowdsourced cures for AIDS and other diseases.

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/16/7802623-gamers-solve-molecular-puzzle-that-baffled-scientists

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i have new respect for joan kirner

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:55:49 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGyD2hn7d3Y****

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Steam Tricycle!

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:58:48 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This is the real thing. Parked in front of the Smithsonian Institute in 1888.

http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_sic_10707

Wouldn't it be delightful to take a bit of a spin in that?

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