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The Art and Making of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the most visually ground breaking film of the year.  The artists and technicians on this project were specifically tasked with pushing the boundaries and setting new bars for what’s possible in animated features, and their work deserves to be celebrated. I was an Animator on this film, and with a platform like this at my fingertips, I felt obligated to reach out to all the artists, gather as much material as I could find, and share it with you here.
Animation  link 
3 days ago
Our universe has antimatter partner on the other side of the Big Bang, say physicists – Physics World
Our universe could be the mirror image of an antimatter universe extending backwards in time before the Big Bang. So claim physicists in Canada, who have devised a new cosmological model positing the existence of an “antiuniverse” which, paired to our own, preserves a fundamental rule of physics called CPT symmetry. The researchers still need to work out many details of their theory, but they say it naturally explains the existence of dark matter.
link  science 
11 days ago
Hilbert’s list
In 1900, David Hilbert published a list of 23 problems that he proposed would be the important ones for mathematicians to solve in the upcoming century. That list led to a focused effort that lasted a century, and the vast majority of the problems have been fully or partially solved. Ignoramus et ignorabimus is a foolish statement. We can know, and one day, we will.
link  thought  bffr 
12 days ago
My year of reading African women, by Gary Younge
Feeling it was time to fix my radar, I decided, when it came to fiction, to read only African women for a year. The motivation was not virtue but curiosity. I wondered what I had been missing out on. I wasn’t completely ignorant of literature by women from that part of the world: I’d read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ama Ata Aidoo, Bessie Head, Buchi Emecheta, Leila Aboulela, Gillian Slovo, Nadine Gordimer and Zoë Wicomb. Nor was I entirely ignorant of that part of the world. I lived in Sudan for a year, reported from South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Sierra Leone and visited Ghana on holiday. But it had been at least four years since I read any of those authors and five since I set foot on the continent.
bffr  link  reading 
12 days ago
How To Stay Creative Anywhere In The World
Artist and illustrator Kit Mizeres lives on the open road. Her dreamlike works are inspired by folklore, personal mythology and her every-changing environment. Here, she shares her insight on how to stay inspired and keep your creativity flowing no matter where you are.
link  bffr  process 
12 days ago
'I love this': bid to discredit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with college dance video backfires | US news | The Guardian
Effort to embarrass freshly sworn-in congresswoman fails after footage endears her to wide audience
link  politics 
12 days ago
This little-known company helped make Red Dead Redemption 2 the most realistic game ever | WIRED UK
Teddy Bergsman is an unusually prolific collector. Not in the traditional sense of the word – he doesn’t have shelves crammed with LEGO models or books of stamps tucked under coffee tables. Instead, Bergsman and his colleagues are obsessed with hunting down different landscapes, scanning each cliff face, pebble and blade of grass they find and putting results into a vast online library of the natural world.
cgi  l.ink 
12 days ago
'If It's Not Broke, Break It': Sony Imageworks' Renegade Approach To 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'
Strongly recommended for anyone who is into animation and/or comics. They really rang the bell with this one.
animation  link 
14 days ago
If you want to save the world, veganism isn’t the answer
Rather than being seduced by exhortations to eat more products made from industrially grown soya, maize and grains, we should be encouraging sustainable forms of meat and dairy production based on traditional rotational systems, permanent pasture and conservation grazing. We should, at the very least, question the ethics of driving up demand for crops that require high inputs of fertiliser, fungicides, pesticides and herbicides, while demonising sustainable forms of livestock farming that can restore soils and biodive
link  environment 
14 days ago
‘Treasure trove’ of dinosaur footprints revealed after storms destroy Sussex cliffs | The Independent
Violent storm surges along the Sussex coast have revealed a wealth of dinosaur footprints after sections of the sandstone cliffs collapsed.

Prints belonging to iconic creatures including a species of stegosaur, the armoured Ankylosaurus and predatory theropod dinosaurs were all discovered at the site near Hastings.
science  link 
4 weeks ago
From zero to hero: how the Spider-Man franchise was saved
Created in 1962 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Peter Parker’s Spider-Man has long been a cultural icon, dominating both merchandise sales and the box office. But big screen fatigue set in and interest started to dwindle. Now Sony is preparing to blow the Spider-Verse wide open, giving the green light to stories that barely involve or aren’t centered on Peter Parker at all – a long overdue development.
bffr  film  link 
4 weeks ago
Rightsholders Say Latest Article 13 Text Won’t Close the Value Gap
This September, the European Parliament backed the controversial Article 13 proposals, something that was met with a chorus of support from the entertainment industries, the music sector in particular.
link  webtech 
4 weeks ago
How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 14th Century's Answer to Tumblr - Atlas Obscura
ONE DAY IN VENICE, SOMETIME near the end of the 14th century, a busy merchant found himself with a few spare moments. Maybe it was a slow day at the docks, or he arrived home too early for dinner. Whatever the reason, he did what people of his era tended to do when they had some time—he took out his notebook and his set of pens, and he put together a page-sized patchwork of his afternoon.
toblog  notebooks  bffr  link 
4 weeks ago
Beeple Creating Art Every Day.
Beeple is a graphic illustrator, animator and multimedia artist who has been creating a new piece of artwork every day ( “everydays,” as he calls them) for 11 years.
link  bffr  process 
4 weeks ago
Tumblr — a eulogy / love letter
For a while communities on Tumblr were a small, strange antidote to that. Thank you for the time we had, we have to preserve what space we have left.
link  webtech 
4 weeks ago
NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.
link  bffr  science 
4 weeks ago
Bande démo de Masako Sakano, chez Ghibli pendant 30 ans (et qui travaille depuis en France) - News | Catsuka
Masako Sakano est une animatrice qui a travaillé pendant 30 ans chez Ghibli, principalement au poste d'intervalliste de films d'Hayao Miyazaki, et ce dès Nausicaa
animation  link 
5 weeks ago
Scientists identify vast underground ecosystem containing billions of micro-organisms | Science | The Guardian
The Earth is far more alive than previously thought, according to “deep life” studies that reveal a rich ecosystem beneath our feet that is almost twice the size of that found in all the world’s oceans.
link  bffr  science 
5 weeks ago
🖼 “skyscapes” (2016-2018) by Chloe Wilson
This body of work is inspired by the particular quality of light that the sky possesses during the transition from day to night. I find these brief, daily moments interesting because of how they precipitate both perception and introspection. This peculiar, hybrid experience has sustained my practice for the past two years. I collect reference photos from my daily commute and then transcribe these moments into paint. Any degree of realism that is attained is the accidental byproduct of an attempted divorce from self-expression.
bffr  mediadiet  seeing  Art 
6 weeks ago
Luxembourg to become first country to make all public transport free | World news | The Guardian
Fares on trains, trams and buses will be lifted next summer under the plans of the re-elected coalition government led by Xavier Bettel, who was sworn in for a second term as prime minister on Wednesday.
bffr  environment  link 
6 weeks ago
Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter for typo being turned into anti-Trump message
Jason Velazquez instantly noticed something wasn’t quite right with one of the tweets from Rudolph W. Giuliani.

It was Friday and President Trump’s lawyer had issued yet another missive criticizing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. But unlike Giuliani’s other tweets, one pesky missing space between two sentences turned previously normal text into a bright blue hyperlink.
webtech  link 
6 weeks ago
Ask Angella: What Can I Do to Feel Better About My Finances? - Society6 Blog
“This is less of a question and more of a cry for help: MONEY. IS. HARD. Can you share some of the best financial advice you’ve received?” 
link  process 
6 weeks ago
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Launches 100% Fresh On Rotten Tomatoes
The first batch of reviews are in for Sony Picture Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and they’re not just good — they’re great!
bffr  link  animation 
6 weeks ago
Tumbl Down
I’m a syndicator. I stopped wanting to silo original collections of words in other people’s systems a long time ago. I send things from here and Longwave and Status to social networks, but they don’t originate there, and twice a year I wipe them anyway. I have been using Tumblr since the outset, but long ago grabbed all my stuff out of there and set up a system to save anything new on my Tumblr to an offsite location. For some considerable time, I’ve only been using it to find material – when I reblog, it triggers an IFTTT recipe that copies the material to my personal logging site.
WebTech  link 
6 weeks ago
I'm Thinking About Investigative Journalism
As of late, I’ve had the opportunity to immerse myself in investigative journalism, and I have a few takeaways.
link  writing 
6 weeks ago
Why The Rock's Social Media Muscle Made Him Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor
Dwayne Johnson clenches his granite jaw as he squints into the distance. A bead of sweat drips down his forehead before he throws back his head in a belly-shaking laugh. It's a sweltering summer day in Atlanta, and The Rock is on set doing what The Rock does best. He licks his lips, delivers his lines with panache and swaggers his hulking 6-foot-5 frame out of the shot.
link  webtech 
6 weeks ago
Bristol: A Boom Town for Creative Industrialists | LBBOnline
This summer, the city of Bristol teemed with reminders of some of its most iconic creative creations. ‘Gromit Unleashed’ sprinkled over 60 custom-made statues of the mischievous hound, his hapless inventor of an owner, and the pesky penguin Feathers McGraw across the city. It was a reminder to residents and visitors that, although Wallace and Gromit may live in a fictionalised plasticine version of Wigan, they were born from one of Bristol’s most illustrious creative institutions - Aardman Animations.
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6 weeks ago
NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface | NASA
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey from Earth. 
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7 weeks ago
Trump at bay: failure looms as Democrats load 'subpoena cannon' | US news | The Guardian
There was sunshine, palm trees and the endless expanse of ocean. There was golf with Jack Nicklaus, the most successful player of all time. There was a dinner that included stone crab, oysters, jumbo shrimp and clams; turkey, beef tenderloin, lamb and salmon; Chilean Sea bass, red snapper and braised short ribs.
politics 
7 weeks ago
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