Monday, May 22, 2017

Music Video: Wonder Woman Theme

Cellist Tina Guo is one of the most talented musicians on YouTube, and if you've never heard one of her pieces, you're in for a treat.  Her version of Wonder Woman’s theme from Batman v Superman is incredible.

Music Video: May It Be (The Lord of the Rings)

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser of 2CELLOS performed an incredible cover of the song “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with the London Symphony Orchestra. The mesmerizing track is from 2CELLOS' new album, Score, which is now available to purchase from Amazon.

Humor: Fandom

I can personally couch for the fact that this is 100% accurate.

Humor: Shoot for the Moon

Tattoo: Ukiyo-inspired Silliness

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Ukiyo-e-inspired Tattoos by Maxime Gautron (Brindi)
Silkscreen prints available for purchase from the artist's website.

Maxime Gautron, owner of the Brindi Tattoo Parlor in Toulouse, France, has recently unveiled his latest masterpieces on Instagram.  They're a series of tattoos that draw inspiration from Japanese woodblock prints, known as Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world").  If you look closely, though, each of his tattoos contains a small thread of silliness.  I'm not sure I'd want to wear on for life, but they sure are fun to look at.

Posters: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posters: Legend of Zelda Redux

Illustration: Twin Peaks Postcards

Part of the 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition at the Menier Gallery in London

Get a load of these beautiful Twin Peaks character illustrations.  They've been drawn of the backs of a lovely set of vintage postcards befitting the characters on their reverse side.

Illustration: Men of Twin Peaks

"Men of Twin Peaks" by San Francisco-based Emma Munger

San Francisco-based illustrator Emma Munger created this awesome series depicting the men of Twin Peaks in classic pin-up poses in the style of American tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. Each one is presented with a quote and accessories that match their wonderfully distinct characters. Agent Cooper enjoys a damn fine cup of coffee and a slice of cherry pie, Sheriff Truman twirls a frosted donut on his finger, and consummate angler Pete Martell is depicted in thigh-deep water holding up his infamous fish in the percolator.  Also, don't miss the Ladies of Twin Peaks.

Illustration: Twin Peaks Tarot Cards

Prints available for purchase from Society6.

These incredible Twin Peaks-themed tarot cards were created by Twin Peaks superfan Benjamin Mackey, co-creator of the ongoing SAINTS comic book series. Mackey recently started working his way through the 22 Major Arcana of the tarot. Styled after the popular Rider-Waite-Smith deck, Mackey carefully selected imagery from David Lynch’s cult TV series that best suit the symbolism of each card.

Gaming Round-Up: May 22, 2017

"Prey Fanart" by UK-based Rose Davies

Infographic: Video Games Are Good For Your Brain

Review: Injustice 2 is a rewarding fighting game for fans and first-timers alike

7 fascinating facts you didn’t know about Overwatch

8-bit Music Theory breaks down why Mario music sounds "fun", examines nonfunctional harmony in Chrono Trigger, investigates the history of Zelda overworld themes, and plenty more.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 22, 2017


Black Mirror Creator Explains What A Trump Episode Would Look Like
Doctor Who Actress Michelle Gomez Reveals Missys Departure From ...
Hanway Films Duo Talk A24 Partnership And 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties"


12 Monkeys Season 4 Confirmed As Series' Last
An 'Event Horizon' Director's Cut Will Never Happen Due To Lost Footage
Arnold Schwarzenegger Returning For A New 'Terminator' Movie
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron Making New 'Terminator'
Charlie Chaplin's The Kid To Be Reimagined As Animated Sci-Fi film
Did You Recognise The Defendant In C4's The Trial From Star Wars...
Don't Come Anywhere Near 'Radius' At Cannes
Io9 Co-Founder Charlie Jane Anders Wins Best Novel At This Year's ...
'I'm Back': Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirms Return To Terminator ...
Learn 'Game Of Thrones' Language Dothraki At U.C. Berkley
Producer Teases Jennifer Lawrence's Return To X-Men
Resident Evil Targets A Franchise Reboot
Scientists Are Bringing Back Extinct Species
Scientists Worldwide Turn Telescopes To "Alien Megastructure" Star
Spider-Man: Homecoming Composer Michael Giacchino Teases Score
Star Wars: Set Photos Reveal First Look Of Alden Ehrenreich
Star Warsturns 40: Nostalgia And Worries
Star Wars overtakes Barbie With $5-B Us Toy Sales
Take A Tour Through Destiny 2's Gorgeous Newsci-Fiworlds
The Winners Of The 2016 Nebula Awards Are… Novel

Link Round-Up: May 22, 2017

3D Printed Mass Effect Prop Folds Up Just Like in the Game

25 Wheeled Wonders of Maker Faire Bay Area

According to The New York Times, Marie Boltenstern creates intricate metal jewelry with 3D printing for the family company, Boltenstern. Maria prints the designs in the company’s Vienna location. 18-karat gold bracelets that normally sell for upwards of $29,000 are now printed in 20 hours or less.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Posters: Stranger Things

Prints available for purchase from Society6. US$18

Posters: Guardians of the Galaxy

Created by Jérémy Pailler
Part of the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 from the Poster Posse

Posters: Star Lord

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 18, 2017

"Alien:Covenant" by Turkey-based Ertaç Altınöz


Alien: Covenant star Danny McBride: ‘This movie is scary as s---’
Author Query: Miranda Emmerson, author of Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars
Interview With Jessica Reisman, author of Substrate Phantoms

Link Round-Up: May 18, 2017

Ghost in the Shell by Tsuchinoko

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 16, 2017


Arrival Screenwriter Eric Heisserer Unleashes Valiant's Secret Weapons
Eating Authors: Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates
What The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik Thinks Sheldon And...
William Shatner Talks The Power Of Science Fiction on Startalk

Link Round-Up: May 16, 2017

Google Gives Us The Opportunity To Create Our Own Google Assistant

How VHS Tapes and Bootleg Translations Started an Anime Fan War in the 90s: In early 1997, a competing group, Central Anime, allegedly made copies of Tomodachi's subs and released them under their own name. This was seen as bad form and a sort of dishonour among thieves. Tomodachi retaliated by refusing to release the show's final 20 episodes, which they had already finished subtitling, to anyone.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Gaming Round-Up: May 15, 2017

5 Moms in video games who deserve our thanks - "These invisible mothers do have relationships with their children but we rarely have the opportunity to experience it. These mothers cannot grow alongside their kids the way a father/child duo can. That’s not to say that moms are doomed to stay as passive figures forever. There are games where mothers do exist, and their presence does not go by unnoticed. Here are some of our favorite maternal figures in video games."

Dead, Evil Or Distant: The Reality Of Motherhood In Gaming - "It would be fair to say that the invisibility of mothers is more a symptom of a larger issue in modern storytelling than it is a pitfall of video game writing alone. But while it's becoming more common to see a female heroine in a film or TV show, VideoGames remain a few steps behind."

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 12, 2017


Impulse Gear's Seth Luisi On Farpoint, Playstation Vr'ssci-Fishooter
Interview With J.H. Moncrieff, Author Of The Ghostwriters Series
Jon Spaihts Interview: Passengers, Prometheus

Link Round-Up: May 12, 2017

Chemist Discovered A New Blue–And Now Crayola Is Making It Into A Crayon

How Western Michigan Quietly Became A Graphic Design Hotspot

NASA’s Juno space probe continues to send back truly awesome images of Jupiter.  Juno’s next flyby is coming right up on May 19, 2017. Follow the probe via the Mission Juno website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed to keep up with the latest images sent from some 365 million miles away.

One Artist’s Search For The Soul Of Google’s Artificial Intelligence

Star Wars Wallets: These are indeed the wallets you’ve been looking for!

This is the 3rd year of the 200 word RPG Challenge. Here's the winners from 2017 and beyond. But that's just the beginning. There is much, much more inside.  2017 winners include MECHANICAL ORYX: "You play as a mysterious mechanical beast with magical powers spreading your domain among the peoples who populate the world."

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sweets: Baby Groot Cake

How to make a Baby Groot face cake from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. I was inspired to make this Groot cake after watching the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 as Baby Groot is too cute. Get the recipe along with a detailed list of ingredients in the video description on YouTube.

Posters: The Force Awakens

Posters: The Last Jedi

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" by Fernando Reza
Prints available for purchase from the artist's website. US$50

Posters: Star Wars: Episode IV

"Star Wars: Episode IV" by Derek Laufman
Prints available for purchase from the artist's website. US$20

Posters: A Woman's Place

"A Woman's Place" by Mexico-based Kirkayuu

"A woman's place is in the Resistance."

Posters: Rogue One Vader

"Rogue One Vader" by Canada-based Aaron Edzerza

Posters: Boarding Party

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 10, 2017

'Blade Runner 2049' by Phil Noto


Mayim Bialik: The Big Bang Theory's Amy Talks Girling Up
Talking Babel With Josiah Bancroft
Within The Sanctuary Of Wings author Marie Brennan


3D Bioprinting : From Science Fiction to Reality?
A Future Where Reading Is A Crime
After Thirteen Lucky Years At Saturn, Cassini's Mission Comes To An End
Alien: Covenant Review: Is Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi prequel Just Doom ...
Can The Us Army's Sci-Fi fanfic Save Us From A Dark Future?
Co-Op Strategy Sci-Fi game To Launch On May 13th
Han Solo Set Photo Reveals A Classic Star Wars location?
In New York City, Star Wars Tops Star Trek For Dog Names
The Lawnmower Man Gets 4K Release On Blu-Ray
Meow! 'Gotham's New Take On Catwoman's Origin Is A Deadly One
Mit Students Gear Up For Star Wars-Themed Robot Competition
Martian Author's New Book Artemis Gets Movie At Fox
Meat Loaf Is Starring In A New Sci-Fi Show Named 'Ghost Wars'
Neil Degrasse Tyson Reviews This Summer's Sci-Fi Movies
New 'Alien: Covenant' Promo Lists Reasons To Be Afraid
Remember 'Avatar'? Disney Sure Hopes You Do
Ryan Gosling 'Completely Overwhelmed' By Blade Runner 2049
The Lawnmower Man 2-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Hits This ...
The Strain Sets July Premiere Date For Fourth & Final Season
What Does Luke's 'End' Really Mean For The Last Jedi?

Link Round-Up: May 10, 2017

Prints available for purchase from Gallery1988. US$35
Part of the King art show at Gallery1988.

Alternative Love Blueprint” is a fascinating art map, created by the UK-based Dorothy Collective, that connects the histories of alternative music artists through the blueprint of a transistor radio circuit board. Prints are available for purchase online.

"At the intersection of thread, leaves, and her steady hands, artist Susanna Bauer produces miraculous little sculptures that fuse the natural world with the handmade..."

Banksy Unveils Brexit-Inspired Mural Showing Dismantling Of EU Flag

Friday, May 5, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 5, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by Jérémy Pailler


All-New Guardians of the Galaxy writer Gerry Duggan wants to make space weird again
Dilman Dila describes the joys and difficulties of making a low-budget indie scifi feature
Interview With Robyn Bennis, Author Of The Guns Above
Edward Snowden And Cory Doctorow Talk Sci-Fi And Reality
George RR Martin And Kim Stanley Robinson Talk Shop
How Sean Gunn Became Marvel's Secret Weapon
John Boyega On Woyzeck,Star Wars and... Beyonce
Zoe Saldana, Sci-Fi Queen, On The Guardians Sequel

Link Round-Up: May 5, 2017

British designer Duncan Shotton has created Planet Pins, a hand painted and cast concrete series of planetary system push pins that allow you to bring “outer-space to your home and office space.” Duncan is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to help with production costs.

CGI Artist Makes A New Digital Illustration Daily For 10 Years, & Is Still Going

A classic scene from Willy Wonka as performed by Gene Wilder, drums, and saxophone. There's a growing series of these, including takes on the USAs recent popular vote loser and random farm animals.

Download 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum

Hey Graphic Designers, Did you know CreativeMornings is now happening in 170 cities? Here are all of the upcoming events this month.

Original production art used in the creation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (1988)

Rarely is the question asked: what would you get when you use the style of the Take on Me music video to adapt a Warhammer 40K story. But luckily Richard Boylan did.

Science Fiction Interfaces -- A project by nnkd.  In the same vein: FakeUI, Kit FUI, Screens on screenUI BAKA, and VisualPunker: UI. The book Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction is a totally excellent treatment of this same topic, with lots of good analysis alongside lots of good good pictures.  Of course, fictional interfaces have done immeasurable harm to the field of real-life user interface design.  Fictional UIs are designed for the benefit of the audience, not the user, but the first thing we do when we try to design an interface in the real world is make it look like Star Trek because we've been programmed to expect interfaces to look like that.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Humor: AT-AT Transport

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 4, 2017

"GOTG Vol. 2 poster inspired by Roger Kastel's iconic Empire Strikes Back poster."


Alan Moore's 12 Best Answers to the Internet's Questions
Artificial Intelligence Expert Zachary Mason on his new novel, Void Star
Chat With Author Of Feminist Time Travel Book, Bonnie Morris
Chris Pratt Talks On Being A Sex Symbol And Getting Starstruck
Dark Matter By Black Crouch - Excerpt, Interview, Review
Filmmaker Ron Howard Talks Einstein's Genius
William Gibson On Writing The Future In His Upcoming Novel, Agency
Wonder Woman Director On How Success Will Affect Superhero Films
Zoe Saldana On Gamora And Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Link Round-Up: May 4, 2017

17 Larger-Than-Life Projects to Behold at the Biggest Maker Faire on Earth

22 Movies And Shows Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

Calligraphr - Turn your handwriting into fonts with this free tool. Simply download a template from the site, scan in your handwritten letters, and Calligraphr will convert them into fonts. It doesn’t matter if your penmanship isn’t uniform, the program will reproduce variations of the same character based on your writing style and lets you select the variants you prefer, ensuring a neater flow.

Edison electric light sign, circa 1900. This made me think of what invention in my lifetime will need a similar sign? Maybe self-driving cars?

The Eisner Awards, awarding the best in comics, were announced their nominations yesterday.

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

A Generative Approach to Simulating Watercolor Paints

How I Built a Giant Mechanical Iris Skylight with a CNC Router

Meet the 'D&D' Players Who Make a Living Running Games

Why I don't trust Batman. A reflection on the impact of Batman on Gotham from the people he thinks he is protecting.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sculpture: Forgotten Giants

Danish artist Thomas Dambo, known for his incredible hulking wooden sculptures, partnered with the Vestegnes Kulturuge to create a wonderful outdoor exhibition entitled "Forgotten Giants." The handmade wooden giants – Teddy Friendly, Thomas on the Mountain, Sleeping Louis, Oscar Under the Bridge, Hill Top Trine and Little Tilde – were placed in different areas around the beautiful wild areas of western Copenhagen to sit in wait for curious adventurers to come and find them.

Crafts: Crochet Chemistry Set

Sets available for purchase from Etsy. US$38.50

This particular crochet chemistry set is the work of amenagerieofstitches who may or may not add the patterns to her Etsy store sometime in the future. However, if you simply must own an adorable collection of crochet flasks, tubes, beakers and burners, there are numerous ready-made options available.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 1, 2017


Composer Paul Haslinger gives a furious groove to RESIDENT EVIL
Cory Doctorow On Beating Death, Post-Scarcity ...
Eating Authors: Robyn Bennis, author of The Guns Above
Neil Gaiman Wishes American Gods Wasn’t Quite So Relevant Right Now


Link Round-Up: May 1, 2017

Cuddly Rigor Mortis show at Gallery 1988

Disney’s Intergalactic Theme Park Quest to Beat Harry Potter: The parks are an increasingly important part of Disney’s business. Television watchers have been canceling their cable subscriptions, imperiling revenue from ESPN, ABC, Disney Channel, and other properties, which generate the bulk of the company’s profit. Stan Meyers, an analyst at Piper Jaffray Cos. who covers Disney, predicts that by 2020, as its TV profit falters, operating income from the parks will climb by 64 percent, to $5.4 billion.

Ferrari builds world’s first racetrack on a cruise ship for China. This feels like a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film setpiece.  Surely only good things can come from racing cars at sea.

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Brief History

Joel and Jonah get interviewed about the revival of MST3K.

Legend of Zelda Deku Tree "Piescraper" Pie

Star Wars And Doctor Who Cardboard Houses For Nerdy Cats from Etsy seller CacaoPets.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: April 28, 2017

Free poster available at UK Showcase Cinemas XPlus 3D screenings.


Interview With Ruthanna Emrys, Author Of Winter Tide
Sci-Fi's Cory Doctorow On Dystopia And Why He Doesn't Believe In ...
Sleight Director On How 'star Wars' Led To His Own Superhero Film
Vin Diesel Interview for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - VOL 2

Link Round-Up: April 28, 2017

American Gods Is Spoiler-Proof Television

Back in 1963, George R.R. Martin, who only had one “R” to his name back then, sent a letter to Marvel to praise Fantasic Four issue #17, saying it was probably the best comic of all time. Here’s a video from the History channel showing the author reading his old letter to us. At the end, we also see George’s old address, which I immediately seeked on Google map.

Fully Operational Fandom: Emmie’s Ultimate Star Wars Fangirl Bedroom

Guy Delisle's Hostage Tells a Grim, True Tale of Captivity in a Haunting, Minimalist Style

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It

Kevin Smith on Criticism vs. Creation during a Hall H panel at Comic Con 2012

Mad Dad Upgrades Cozy Coupe Toy Cars For The Fury Road

Reebok Unveils Power Loader And Xenomorph Sneakers For Alien Day

Strangely enough, it took an Ideas project to finally get Lego to release an official Apollo Saturn V rocket set. Seems like something that they should have done years ago. But, no matter—they’re making up for it in a big (and surprisingly affordable) way.

The Where and the Who in 3D Printing

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: April 26, 2017


Getting To Know Up-And-Coming Genre Filmmakers Vera Miao and Nicole Delany
Interview Casey Doran, Author Of Jericho's Razor
Interview With Free Space Author Sean Danker
Infinity Gauntlet Is Not The Title Of 'Avengers 4', Says James Gunn
Why Emilia Clarke Says It's 'Even Scarier' To Talk Han Solo Film


The 2017 Spectrum Awards Gold And Silver Medal Winners Were Announced
Eliza Dushku To Star In TV Fantasy Book Adaptation Of The Black Company
In A Neuro-Techno Future, Human Rights Laws Will Need To Be Revisited
Into The Badlands Renewed For A 3rd Season
Jeff Goldblum Is Going Back To 'Jurassic World 2'
John Boyega Surprises Star Wars Super Fans, Photo Bombs
Lucasfilm Will Focus On Han Solo And Episode IX
Man assaults Silicon Valley security robot, police say
Mars Trojans may be part of a planet that was destroyed long ago
Netflix + Amazon Expected To Boom As Writer's Strike Looms
New Fantasy And Sci-Fi Novels On The Horizon For Author-Owned Imprint
Sci-Fi Writer William Gibson Reimagines The World After The 2016 Election
Startrek 4 Is No Guarantee Says Zachary Quinto
Star Wars: Episode IX Release Date Set For May 2019
Sylvester Stallone Eyes Mark Millar's Starlight Movie
Uber To Test A Fleet Of Flying Taxi Cabs By 2020
Wait, Did Mark Hamill Reveal A Huge Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoiler ...
Will Smith May Battle His Clone In Sci-Fithriller Gemini Man
Writers strike may delay 'Star Trek: Discovery' again
Zoe Saldana Wants In On Another Sci-Fi franchise
Zoe Saldana Almost Turned Down Guardians Of The Galaxy Role

Link Round-Up: April 26, 2017

Adorable Charging Stand Dresses Up Your iPhone As A Mini Vintage Mac

How to Cast Your Own Vinyl Records

Infographic: 15 Design Terms That Are Commonly Misunderstood

io9 shared a great gallery of their favorite cosplay from C2E2 in Chicago.

Life-size Baby Groot available for preorder

Scenes I Want To See In An RPG...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Music Video: Westworld Meets Metal

A fantastic western rock cover of the Westworld theme performed by Youtuber Iacovos.

Music Video: Light of the Seven

Here’s a breathtaking cover of “Light of the Seven,” the song featured in the season 6 finale of Game of Thrones.

Video: World of Warcraft on the NES

This fun video made by Rkade Soup imagines what an NES version of World Of Warcraft would have looked like, complete with old-school music. He’s also done videos for Sister Location and Overwatch that are worth checking out when you get a free moment. But for now, have fun going through a 8-bit version of Azeroth.

Video: Kids Describe God

It’s no secret that kids have the wildest imaginations. They speak of daydreams with details on astronomical levels, and these visions are often almost physically impossible for the restricted adult mind to picture.

In this comedic video, WatchCut finally puts kids’ imaginations on paper. The channel invites Seattle-based illustrator Koji Minami to sit down and listen to some kids—believers and non-believers—describe God. He then sketches their descriptions to amazing detail and the end results are as fantastic as you’d expect.

Watch the video below for a good laugh.

Sweets: Kraken Piescraper

Feat your eyes on this culinary creation!  If there's one thing I love more than pie, it's a pie that tells a story.  Watch as Jessica assemble this beast in the video below!

Sweets: Star Wars Crawl Cake

Here's something I've never seen before. It's a five tier cake with a personalize crawl written down the side created for a couple renewing their vows by Instagram's CakeGuy555. That's Han, Leia, and R2-D2 on top and a mini-Death Star stacked in the middle, and the text was written by the bride and groom about their love for each other. Zoom in closely and you can read snatches of phrases like "I promise to be generous and cherish all our moments together," "my one true love and soul mate," "missing puzzle piece," and more.

Evidently, this isn't the kind of couple that exchanges a glib, "I love you" / "I know" like most Star Wars fans. The cake make complains that it was a huge undertaking, and in the second photo (below), can be seen giving the cake the finger.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: April 24, 2017

"Star Wars -The Force Awakens" by Cancún, Mexico-based El Moreno


Disabilities In Sff (Redux): More Or Less Than Fine?
Eating Authors: Malka Older (Campbell Award Nominee), author of Infomocracy
Interview With Brian Staveley, author of SkullswornLove on the Cutting Edge: An Interview with Brian Staveley, author of Skullsworn
Hao Jingfang on her dystopia featuring sky-high kindergarten fees and an obsession with time
Margaret Atwood answers the question: Is The Handmaid's Tale a feminist book?
Neil Gaiman On Updating 'American Gods' For TV And The Stories He Still Wants To Tell
Neil Gaiman on when you can expect an American Gods sequel
Why Ridley Scott and writer/director Justin Barber wanted to go all X-Files in Phoenix Forgotten

Link Round-Up: April 24, 2017

"Blade Runner" by Krakow, Poland-based Mateusz Kołek
Prints available for purchase from Etsy. US$87.40

20 Maker-Made Projects for Earth Day

Elliot Inman presents his Musical Circuits, simple oscillators, a musical pencil, and a variety of Arduino-powered musical circuits for making music and experimenting with sound.

Founded by artist Dave Lee, Hatton Cross Steampunk is a collective of makers, artists, authors, entertainers, and fashion aficionados who aim to promote promote the art of steampunk, Victorian etiquette, and a passion for fabrication, design, science, and engineering.

Homemade R2-D2 dress via Reddit

Maker Pipe is a simple, easy-to use system of connectors that pairs with inexpensive electrical conduit you can find at any hardware store, creating a building platform with endless possibilities (like this bike cart).

Marvel wants comic book store staff to dress in Hydra t-shirts to promote Secret Empire.

These Travel Posters Depict A Dystopian Future If The U.S. Ignores Climate Change

When Game of Thrones ends its run, where will you turn for fantasy-themed TV? Wherever Sony decides to air the series based on Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series! I think there are a great many people who can mark milestones in their lives based on when they discovered Wheel of Time, when new books came out, and when they found out they could get into a book series where each volume was 600 or so pages with no end in sight.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

DIY: Millennium Falcon Theater

YouTuber Beardless Man has uploaded a video of the Millennium Falcon-themed tablet stand he and his son made for watching movies.  He notes that the Millennium Falcon shape is not only ideal for watching as you lie down and look up, it’s also makes for good acoustics so both people inside the theatre can hear the tablet.  Plus, I have to think that it looks pretty cool sitting in a corner when not in use.  Now that I've seen one made, I may try making one of these for myself.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars story comes out today, and it inspired me to do a Star Wars DIY build. A Millennium Falcon theater, a place to lay back and enjoy watching the newest Star Wars movie without having your arms fall asleep from holding the tablet up, or having it drop on your face.

For a behind the scenes look at my projects, and other general randomness, follow me on Instagram:"

Video: Logan (Laura) Speed Painting

A beautiful tribute for a fantastic movie!

Video: Logan Speed Painting

"When I found out that this is the last time I’ll be seeing Hugh Jackman as the wolverine, I decided to do a small tribute to him. He has endured the character Wolverine for almost a decade and no one can ever replace him. For me he is and will always be the Wolverine."

Sculpture: Game of Thrones Microsculptures

These 16 pencils on display will include the microsculpture carvings of the Iron Throne; sigils from House Stark, House Targaryen, House Greyjoy, House Baratheon and House Lannister; as well as the Hand Of The King pin; Cersei’s new crown; Drogon the dragon; the Three Eyed Raven; the Night’s King; a White Walker; the Titan of Braavos; the Weirwood tree; and two swords – Brienne of Tarth’s Oathkeeper and Jon Snow’s Long Claw.

Paintings: Van Gogh Never

"Van Gogh Never" by Scotia, New York-based artist Aja Kusick
Prints available for purchase from Etsy. US$12

For an ongoing series entitled "Van Gogh Never," Aja Kusick recreates Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night as a backdrop for pop culture characters.  The series started when an education blog mistakenly shared Aja’s painting of the Eiffel Tower as a Van Gogh original despite the fact that the artist died in poverty just a year after the monument was completed.  After that, Kusick decided to create other paintings of things that Van Gogh never saw, from the TARDIS flying over Gallifrey to a Super Mario Bros. level.

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