Glass Wings Blog: July 2015

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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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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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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‘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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A Cautionary Tale

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:34:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/06/10/cautionary_tale_a_parable_of_science_fiction.html>

"Over the years the asteroid comes closer. It’s still faint, and difficult to
tease out of the background noise in images, but it’s getting clearer. More
astronomers get involved, keeping an eye on it."

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How stories are told around the world

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:36:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://ideas.ted.com/how-stories-are-told-around-the-world/

"As Kay Turner, a folklorist and independent scholar who’s on the board of the
New York Folklore Society, notes, “Even if a story is the same, each culture
will tell it differently, because each one has its own genres and cultural

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The Birth of Race-Based Slavery

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:56:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_history_of_american_slavery/2015/05/why_america_adopted_race_based_slavery.html>

"Like most huge changes, the imposition of hereditary race slavery was
gradual, taking hold by degrees over many decades."

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How Chris Christie Used A Manufactured Terrorist Plot To Boost His Political Career

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:59:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150625/17081531464/how-chris-christie-used-manufactured-terrorist-plot-to-boost-his-political-career.shtml>

"For a few years now, we've been covering the proliferation of the FBI's
own plots, in which they basically set up a fake terrorist plot, and use
their own undercover agents or (preferably) informants (generally former

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If you demonstrate that 'Black Lives Matter,' others will too

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:00:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://phys.org/news/2015-06-black.html

"The "Black Lives Matter" hashtag evolved as a call for social change
aimed at increasing the conversation about racial inequality. But what
if social change was less dependent on talking and more dependent on

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Sunday Sweets: Rainbow Connection

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:06:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/6/28/sunday-sweets-rainbow-connection.html>

Beautiful rainbow cakes.

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BROWZER: Learning To Play The Shenanigan

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:08:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORO1FcEqBV8

"A beginners' guide to playing this ancient, elegant instrument."

Warning: VERY SILLY!  Via Muse.

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Chanel Goes After 2 Person Chocolate Company Over The Number Five

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:16:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150625/10415331459/chanel-goes-after-2-person-chocolate-company-over-number-five.shtml>

"Chanel does not sell chocolate, unless you count naming some of the
afore-mentioned perfumes and handbags with vaguely chocolate-y names."

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WATCH: Winds of Change (1979)

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:22:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/07/01/watch-winds-of-change-1979.html

'Originally called "Metamorphoses" in Japan, "Winds of Change" was
released in the United States in 1979. An animated retelling of stories
from Roman poet Ovid, it is set to music by Joan Baez and Mick Jagger

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Gary Younge: Farewell to America

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:24:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/01/gary-younge-farewell-to-america>

"After 12 years in the US, Gary Younge is preparing to depart – as the
country’s racial frictions seem certain to spark another summer of conflict"

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Trotify

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:30:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC4rWA3pTg4

"Need for Steed? Trotify!"

Now that's an excellent ad.  Via John Poteet and Yonatan Zunger.

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Cats give zero fucks about your yoga video, will interrupt you without hesitation

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:31:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/07/02/cats-give-zero-fucks-about-you.html

"These cats do not care about your vanity asana video selfie. Not even a
little."

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Cory Doctorow: Skynet Ascendant

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:18:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2015/07/cory-doctorow-skynet-ascendant/>

"When you read an era’s popular SF, you don’t learn much about the
future, but you sure learn a lot about the past. Fright and hope are the
inner and outer boundaries of our imagination, and the stories that

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Fox Village in Zao Japan! 蔵王きつね村・kitsune mura

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:20:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92wtDKCtOiU

"We went with Sharla and Chris to the Fox Village at Mt. Zao!! It was
the most incredible place I've been in my life! I highly, highly
recommend this for anyone visiting Japan."

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11 Ways White America Avoids Taking Responsibility for its Racism

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:22:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/11-ways-white-america-avoids-taking-responsibility-its-racism>

"The two most effective beliefs that prevent us (whites) from seeing
racism as a system are:

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Stand By Me

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:23:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JavNMr4v6wc

"Hey diddle diddle, what can I say? My cat, Stella Blue, helping me out
on an old fiddle tune standard."

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Just don’t do it

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:48:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://debuk.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/just-dont-do-it/

"This week everyone’s been talking about an article in the Economist
explaining how men’s use of language undermines their authority.
According to the author, a senior manager at Microsoft, men have a bad

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Supercon 2015: The Best Cosplay

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:49:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.epbot.com/2015/07/supercon-2015-best-cosplay-part-1.html
http://www.epbot.com/2015/07/supercon-2015-best-cosplay-part-2.html

Some great cosplay photos!

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Concrete jungle: Cities adapt to growing ranks of coyotes, cougars and other urban wildlife

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:16:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/concrete-jungle-cities-adapt-to-growing-ranks-of-coyotes-cougars-and-other-urban-wildlife/>

"People react with surprise because most still cling to the old belief
that wild animals need wild areas. What these animals actually need is
habitat. A suitable habitat does not have to be a remote wilderness or

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The Elements, Expanded

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:17:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.geeknative.com/52839/

"Think you know your elements? You should listen to Marian Call’s “The
Elements, Expanded” for a geeky catch up"

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Incredible Tap Dancing Medley ft. Sarah Reich - Postmodern Jukebox

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:19:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ9YPafw82U

"We've got something special for you this week: meet Sarah Reich- one of
the greatest young tap dancers in the world that is helping to bring the
art form into the 21st century through her group, the Tap Music Project."

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The "Sharing Economy" is the Problem

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:45:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.geo.coop/story/sharing-economy-problem

"The “sharing economy” sure has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? As the
saying goes, “sharing is caring.”"

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Where is Google taking us?

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:45:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/05/google-taking-us-california-innovations-driverless-cars>

"Tim Adams was invited to hang out at Google’s California HQ, where some
of the world’s brightest minds are working on innovations, such as
driverless cars, that will transform our lives. But is society ready to

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A Hard Deadline: We Must Stop Building New Carbon Infrastructure by 2018

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:46:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://theleap.thischangeseverything.org/a-hard-deadline-we-must-stop-building-new-carbon-infrastructure-by-2018/>

"In only three years there will be enough fossil fuel-burning
stuff—cars, homes, factories, power plants, etc.—built to blow through
our carbon budget for a 2 degrees Celsius temperature rise. Never mind

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Theme park cast member stories: Why you have to be 40 inches tall to ride Disney's Big Thunder Mountain

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:49:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201008/2049/

"You can't possibly think of a new way to get around a roller coaster's
height requirement that theme park employees haven't seen before."

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Charlie Pickering, the state of satire and the satire of the state

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:51:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/charlie-pickering-the-state-of-satire-and-the-satire-of-the-state/26229>

"Lamenting his alienation from youth culture, Grandpa Simpson moaned: “I
used to be with ‘it’, but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now what I’m
with isn’t ‘it’, and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary to me.”"

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Design Your Own Cardboard Pinball Machine

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:52:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://makezine.com/2015/07/06/design-cardboard-pinball-machine/

"The system is geared towards pinball nerds like myself, but even more
so, targeting students and educators looking for a way to add some
excitement to school projects."

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…And I Show You How Deep The Rabbit Hole Goes

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:55:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://slatestarcodex.com/2015/06/02/and-i-show-you-how-deep-the-rabbit-hole-goes/>

"Nobody is the villain of their own life story. You must have read
hundreds of minds by now, and it’s true. Everybody thinks of themselves
as an honest guy or gal just trying to get by, constantly under assault

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“Faith-based arguments that deal with climate change are a smokescreen that mask the real problem”

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:32:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2015/07/07/faith_based_arguments_that_deal_with_climate_change_are_a_smokescreen_that_mask_the_real_problem/>

"Katharine Hayhoe is one person who was particularly puzzled by
evangelical objections to climate change. Hayhoe is both a climate
scientist and an evangelical Christian herself, and, as a Canadian

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3D Printed Extreme Reduction Gearing Device Offers Exponential Force of 1 by 11 Million

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:34:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://3dprint.com/79049/3d-printed-extreme-reduction/

"Whether you are an engineer, maker, or both–or just learning–you are
going to find M. Oskar van Deventer’s 3D printed extreme reduction
device to be impressive–and maybe a little puzzling, too."

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(Science) Fiction and Design

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:04:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/hackerpreneur-magazine/science-fiction-and-design-866178c1739e>

"This is an embellished transcript of a talk I gave at Eyeo Festival on
June 2, 2015. A video of the presentation will be available shortly."

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Stuff in Space

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:05:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://stuffin.space/

"Stuff in Space is a realtime 3D map of objects in Earth orbit,
visualized using WebGL."

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A drag queen's final tribute to the grandmother who loved and accepted him

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:17:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.latimes.com/nation/great-reads/la-na-c1-ff-santa-fe-dressmaker-20150703-story.html>

A very moving story.  Via Kee Hinckley.

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typedrummer

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:18:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://typedrummer.com/

Good fun!

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When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:43:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a36228/ballad-of-the-sad-climatologists-0815/>

"Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than
we think, but they can't really talk about it."

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The UK National Videogame Arcade is the inspirational mecca that gaming needs

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:44:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2015/07/the-national-videogame-arcade-is-the-inspirational-mecca-that-gaming-needs/>

"More interactive installation than arcade, the NVA shows you what makes
games tick."

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Wondering What 'Privilege' Is? This Video Has Some Answers For You

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:46:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/06/what-is-privilege_n_7737466.html

"What is privilege? Is there any way to describe it?"

A useful exercise.  Also via Irreverent Monk.

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Speaking Aussie

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 15:20:41 -0000

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

Katherine Phelps
One of the better guides to speaking Strine! Watchout! They lie a couple
times.

https://youtu.be/yDb_WsAt_Z0

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Cheetah surprises tourist by leaping into safari jeep

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:43:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/safariandwildlifeholidays/11729984/Cheetah-surprises-tourist-by-leaping-into-safari-jeep.html>

"An Irish tourist got the shock of his life on safari in Kenya's Maasai
Mara when a cheeky cheetah leapt into his jeep."

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Cindy Gallop: ‘I want to be the Y Combinator of sex tech’

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:53:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.siliconrepublic.com/start-ups/2015/07/10/cindy-gallop-i-want-to-be-the-y-combinator-of-sex-tech>

“My time in theatre and advertising has given me a very strong belief
that everyone should realise the financial value of what they create.
Theatre and journalism are areas where ideas and creativity are often

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Competition versus cooperation

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 21:01:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://renegadeinc.com/competition-versus-cooperation/

"Who among entrepreneurs, established or aspiring, can take pleasure in
knowing that their success is won at the expense of other people’s
failure? Only people with no regard for the interests of others, and no

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Discworld Documentary

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:44:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVj7uC-kc8A

"As a student I had the great honour to meet and interview Terry. When I
initially asked him to do the documentary he was both professional and
friendly and immediately agreed - giving me his private number to

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Happiest elephant plays w/ Ribbon

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:45:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vfLLspRLP0

'This "little" elephant and his ribbon are proof the little things in
life can bring incredible happiness if you stop to enjoy them.'

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The Serious Make-Believe of E. Nesbit

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:53:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/the-serious-make-believe-of-e-nesbit>

"Again and again, Nesbit’s fiction celebrates the power of reading,
coupled with the power of the imagination, as the best way for young
people to transform and enchant everyday life."

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Escher’s impossible stairs inspired by high school stairwell

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:55:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2014/11/16/eschers-impossible-stairs-inspired-by-high-school/>

"The impossible stairs that can be climbed and descended moving in the
same direction, famously drawn by the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher,
did not just stem from his imagination. They were inspired by the

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Superhero Sweets For SDCC

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:07:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/7/12/superhero-sweets-for-sdcc.html

Fantastic superhero cakes.  (And some days you just can't get rid of a
bomb.)

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Blade Runner’s Miniature Props Revealed in 142 Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:09:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/blade-runners-miniature-props-revealed-in-142-behind-the-scenes-photos.html>

"Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 'Do Androids Dream of
Electric Sheep?' endures for many reasons, none of them quite so strong
as the richness of its setting, a vision of 2019 Los Angeles replete

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Trash Cat

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:14:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/130695665

"My senior film that I made at SCAD! It's about a cat that likes to
knock over trashcans. :3 Make sure to stay through the credits!"

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KBG84: Japan's new 'girl band', average age 84

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:16:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/10/japans-new-girl-band-average-age-84>

"Pensioners become pop idols with their band KBG84 playing to sell out
crowds and now with a record deal"

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Europe Frees Zorro From Trademark Restrictions

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:40:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150707/05431631568/europe-frees-zorro-trademark-restrictions.shtml>

"Zorro, the masked vigilante who wields justice in the form of a sword,
was first brought to the world in 1919 by Johnston McCulley. As such,
some portion of the Zorro existence is now in the public domain in many

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Made with Creative Commons: A book on open business models

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:41:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/creativecommons/made-with-creative-commons-a-book-on-open-business>

"Let's write a book that shows the world how sharing can be good for
business."

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Rock Dog 2015 Trailer

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:48:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDpua1tXD4Y

A Chinese coproduction based on a Chinese comic book and featuring
voices including Eddie Izzard and Luke Wilson.  A bit clichéd, but looks
like good fun!

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bizarro world of pop music | Postmodern Jukebox | TEDxFoggyBottom

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:51:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeDgZIw28Fk

"As a YouTube sensation with millions of views online, Postmodern
Jukebox takes to the TEDxFoggyBottom stage to share, and create, some
catchy tunes."

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Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:52:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/16/japans-robot-hotel-a-dinosaur-at-reception-a-machine-for-room-service>

"The Henn na – or Weird Hotel – has opened in Japan where guests check
in with robots which also deliver their luggage to rooms"

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Fanboys Hit the Shows: Taylor Swift, Def Leppard, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:20:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/fanboys-hit-the-shows-taylor-swift-def-leppard-weird-al-yankovic/Content?oid=2737817>

'When it comes to music, beauty is in the ear of the beholder. We all
have different tastes and preferences, which is one reason why being a
fan is so much fun. But most of us follow certain artists with shades

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Judge Kozinski: There's Very Little Justice In Our So-Called 'Justice System'

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:21:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150715/11374931651/judge-kozinski-theres-very-little-justice-our-so-called-justice-system.shtml>

"What was set up to provide citizens with a fighting chance against
accusations brought by those with vastly more power has instead become
exactly the sort of system these checks and balances were meant to

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This computer game takes you into Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:23:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theverge.com/2015/7/8/8915527/wes-anderson-grand-budapest-hotel-maquisard-game>

"If you love the dreamy nostalgia and Easter egg color palettes of Wes
Anderson films, Maquisard, a video game created by students at New York
University's Game Center, will make your twee heart soar."

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Addressing housing affordability, German style

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:34:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/addressing-housing-affordability-german-style-20150717-gie68u.html

'Under this co-operative "self-build" model, a group of people – often
connected through an architect – pool their funds to buy land, then work
together to design and build their own apartment block.'

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The Met’s helicopter snap of Michael McIntyre is a wake-up call to all of us

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:35:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/17/michael-mcintyre-met-helicopter-snap-tweet

"Reaction to the photo was predictably bad – why are police invading privacy? –
but it serves to remind us surveillance is a human activity and as such,
fallible"

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Awesome Stuff: Made With Creative Commons

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:36:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/blog/innovation/articles/20150718/08221331683/awesome-stuff-made-with-creative-commons.shtml>

"The book aims to catalogue a huge list of artists and creators who are
successfully making a living online with their creativity while keeping their
work open and shareable, and take a closer look at exactly how they are doing

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Chuck Jones - The Evolution of an Artist

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:37:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/133693532
or https://youtu.be/kHpXle4NqWI

"If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of
all-time masters of visual comedy. Normally I would talk about his

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Persistent Five-Year-Old Girl Performs Incredible Trick Shots With Household Items and Foods

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:39:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/persistent-five-year-old-girl-performs-incredible-trick-shots-with-household-items-and-foods/>

"Riley Dashwood, an adorable and persistent six-year-old girl from
Australia, is shown performing all sorts of incredible trick shots
around her home with random household items and foods in footage

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THUNDERBIRDS 1965: NEW EPISODES FROM 1960s RECORDINGS

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:40:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1558089494/thunderbirds-1965-new-episodes-from-1960s-recordin>

"Resurrecting Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Classic 'Thunderbirds' using
original voice tracks and retro filmmaking techniques"

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Hairless Head in a Clueless Photo Booth

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:50:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/19/your-money/hairless-head-in-a-clueless-photo-booth.html>

"The machine snapped a photo, and a few minutes later, a pair of
identical images emerged from a slot. Unfortunately, the camera had cut
off the top of roughly one-eighth of the Haggler’s head."

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How a Simple Browser Add-On is Changing the Way Visually Impaired People Use the Web

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:53:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://magazine.good.is/articles/depict-accessibility-visual-impairment-web-browsing>

"It was at lunch about a year ago that Niamh Parsley first had the idea
for her thesis—a tool called Depict, which could radically improve the
lives of the visually impaired."

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Epic Bunny's Adventure

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:54:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svL62PpJjkY

"You can change everything in this huge world. Even if you're a little
bunny!"

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The people ‘possessed’ by computers

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:34:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150717-the-people-possessed-by-computers>

"What would happen if a computer could take over a human body? David
Robson meets an “echoborg” – a strange experiment that reveals our
future with artificial intelligence."

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Foul-mouthed Minions? Some myths about children and swearing

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:35:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/foul-mouthed-minions-some-myths-about-children-and-swearing-44916>

"But what if McDonald’s were wrong, and swearing was indeed part of the
Minionese vocabulary? Would parents be right to panic?"

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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:38:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/british-library-puts-1000000-images-into-public-domain.html>

"We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone
to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of
17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then

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