Using the Zoetropes principle, Jim Lefevre created a bunch of special 3D discs that he set spinning using an old fashioned turntable to create the illusion of 3D movement. Amazing effect, isn’t it?
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’ve got a little time to kill (over 55 minutes, actually), take a look at this great video by an ethnographer about the web’s participatory nature. What is ethnography you ask? Well, as explained to me by someone in an actual ethnography course, it’s the study of a […]
by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I was just reading an article in PC World about “geek cuisine,” which apparently means caffeinated drinks/candy. I’m not sure why geeks are the only ones who have trouble staying awake; I know just as many law students as programmers who are chugging red bulls at 2am. In any […]
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Far be it for me to suggest anyone read anything offline, but if one were were to do so, I would definitely have to suggest Neal Stephenson’s newest creation: Anathem. Just from the title it sounds imposing. In a way it is, because it’s a tome of 900-plus pages. […]
by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The idea of a space elevator isn’t exactly a new one, but CNN just published an article speculating that it may happen within our lifetimes. Apparently this “new space race” is being measured in stories rather than miles–one hundred thousand of them. Hundreds of engineers from all over the […]
by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] As it has been out for a month and sitting near the top of the NY Times Bestseller List during that time, you may have already heard of Brad Meltzer’s The Book of Lies by now. However, what you might not know is what this book has to do […]
by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Living in the U.S., I feel like I often miss out on jewels of television shows because whereas it’s common to run popular American shows in other countries, we rarely get the same consideration. Or if we do, then they’re “Americanized” versions, which sometimes works (see: The Office) and […]
You might think that planet Earth is pretty big, but the following video will show you that size is only a matter of perception, and that in fact, our planet is really tiny compared to other celestial objects.
by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The British science journal Nature reported a study today that upends what we thought we knew about the evolution of fingers of toes. The previous theory was that air-breathing animals that had found their way to land were the first to develop primitive fingers, but this new study shows […]