👹👠 Goblin Mode and Men in High Heels
PLUS: Bionic Eyes, Reggae History, and Why You're A Jerk On Twitter
Welcome, dear reader! I’ve got a lot of links, images, and hot takes for you below. I hope you enjoy my selection, and as always, let me know if any pieces are particularly resonant with you.
I appreciate the level of interactivity in this sculpture.
Something about the artist’s brushwork really hits the spot for me. Almost tangible.
Rather than imagining another dystopia, solarpunk envisions futures where tech and the environment can co-exist.
Gene editing for the greater good may be the easiest way to capture carbon.
Seems like a fairly symbiotic system, and an elegant solution.
At first I thought this was another perpetual-motion machine, but it works because it’s used in a mining context. Going downhill with a load generates power, and coming back empty can use the stored energy.
Good bot. Great concept.
mRNA is revolutionizing vaccinations! What a milestone for HIV to have a vaccine in human trials!
A convincing argument that the User Interface of a tool directly informs how it’s used.
Regular readers will recall this saga. This is the next step for the underdog here… I’m rooting for them.
Think you could do better? Prove it!
Slightly paranoid, but probably prudent! I wish them luck 💪
What happens when medical device makers go bankrupt, get acquired, and change their priorities?
How did a “rock” preset on a Casio keyboard became a massive reggae hit?
Digital technologies and Covid have collapsed our identities into mush—a condition that's likely to outlast the pandemic.
Not exactly the usual type of “drone strike”
The image in the tweet above is sadly fake (altered), but it did bring this valuable term into widespread knowledge, so I think that’s great for all of us.
Who, exactly, is Kanye’s most prominent “reply guy”?
A public safety argument—larger, taller trucks are 2-3x more likely to kill pedestrians and cyclists!
Vintage car owner provides hilarious advice to would-be thieves.
Giving the Zoomers what they want, nay, what they deserve!
Fascinating history of the Latin remix of the English original brown sauce.
I’m always interested in learning about the histories of garments, and how the cycles of style have played out over time.