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Sabaa Tahir - YA Author, Musichead, Book Junkie
An emerging fantasy writer. Tahir writes like a dream and is unafraid to tackle tough subjects and character, story arcs that have the gravitas of real life, not just swashbuckling fantasy for fantasies' sake. Like Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials series) her "young adult" writing reads like adult books such that if you didn't label it "YA" it would be hard to tell how it might be categorized.
writer  fantasy 
august 2017
Becky Chambers
Becky Chambers is the author of the science fiction novels The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and A Closed and Common Orbit. I particularly love A Closed and Common Orbit. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, among others.
writer  science-fiction 
august 2017
Glorious visions in animation and performance
Watch next Pilobolus: A dance of "Symbiosis" arrow
animation  performance 
december 2015
Joshua Tree During the 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower
An extraordinary documentation of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower seen from Joshua Tree.
filmmaking  vimeo 
october 2015
PROTEIGON
Stop motion magic directed by Steven Briand

South by Southwest (SXSW) 2012
stop-motion  animation 
october 2015
Miss Todd
It's 1909, and the whole world is waking to the possibilities of flight. Miss Todd dreams of flying, but she's got more than gravity holding her down.
animation 
october 2015
Jordan from the Air
Jordan is a land enshrouded in mystery.
filmmaking  cinematography 
october 2015
Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers on Vimeo
Emory Douglas was the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party.
artist  vimeo 
october 2015
Saul Bass On His Approach To Designing Movie Title Sequences
In 1977, the legendary Saul Bass sat down with Herbert Yager to discuss his process and the theories behind his signature contribution to film: the title sequence.
filmmaking  artist 
october 2015
Making Nemo
From 2003, a 25-minute documentary on how Pixar made Finding Nemo
animation 
september 2015
The History of Cartography
The University of Chicago Press has made available online — at no cost — the first three volumes of The History of Cartography.

Edward Rothstein: “The most ambitious overview of map making ever undertaken.”
cartography 
september 2015
Designing Spatial Interfaces | Pasquale D’Silva
On how to optimize user interfaces that conform to the way our brain naturally works.
animation  user-interface  design 
august 2015
Tree of Physical Anthropologists
Basically a phylogenetic tree of Physical Anthropologists and their education paths.
physical-anthropology 
june 2015
The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur - The Atlantic
"So “art” itself may disappear: art as Art, that old high thing. Which—unless, like me, you think we need a vessel for our inner life—is nothing much to mourn."
artist-culture 
january 2015
Yoon Ha Lee | author of science fiction & fantasy
A Korean-American sf/f writer who majored in math! I am just floored by the vast imagination, imagery and the poetic imagination of Lee's writing.
science-fiction  writer 
august 2014
Piltdown Man --- BBC Version via YouTube
Explores the scientific figures that were connected to Piltdown Man hoax
physical-anthropology 
august 2014
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - End Credits
An amazing example of extraordinarily animated End Credits sequence.
animation  filmmaking 
june 2014
The Illusion of Life
Classic Disney Animation Tutorial
animation 
may 2014
Watch the Artist Make these Drawings
To create these hyperrealist images, Marcello Barenghi uses diverse materials such as regular and colored pencils, pens, markers, acrylic paint, and more.
artist 
april 2014
Late Night Work Club presents GHOST STORIES
A hand drawn (in Photoshop and After Effects) animation by Alex Grigg - Phantom Limb
animation  video  vimeo 
february 2014
WOMEN ART REVOLUTION | Lynn Hershman Leeson
The essential gaping hole in most of art education. Revealed.
art-history 
february 2014
An Aesthetic of the Cool --- Robert Farris Thompson
An article about the African / Afro-American metaphor of the moral aesthetic accomplishment, the cool in its social contexts.
shamanism  art-history 
january 2014
Reverse-Engineering a Genius (Has a Vermeer Mystery Been Solved?)
David Hockney and others have speculated—controversially—that a camera obscura could have helped Vermeer.
art-history  artist 
december 2013
Calligraphic Meditation
The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh
artist 
october 2013
SCINTILLATION
This is an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.
vimeo  animation 
october 2013
Dia de los Muertos | Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre
An animated short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos.
vimeo  animation 
august 2013
Wind Map
Dynamic animated map of wind patterns across the United States
animation  cartography 
march 2013
City Lights Books
San Francisco City Lights is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. Founded in 1953.
smart-culture  books 
february 2013

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