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Invisible Cities maps information from one realm - online social networks - to another: an immersive, three dimensional space. It displays geocoded activity from online services such as Twitter and Flickr, both in real-time and in aggregate. Real-time activity is represented as individual nodes that appear whenever a message or image is posted. Aggregate activity is reflected in the underlying terrain: over time, the landscape warps as data is accrued, creating hills and valleys representing areas with high and low densities of data. Invisible Cities Invisible Cities
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A Real-Life Comic-Book Superhero - Newsweek
Osamu Tezuka: Father of manga and scourge of the medical establishment | Science So far in this blog series on graphic medicine I've been looking at medical comics in the west. Now I look east to the work of the "Father of manga" (Japanese comics) Osamu Tezuka. A talented writer, artist and animator, Tezuka used his medical education to inform his anatomically accurate depictions of surgery. Tezuka was born in Toyanaka City, Osaka, in 1928. Osamu Tezuka: Father of manga and scourge of the medical establishment | Science
Watchmen Plot Summary - Chapter 1: At Midnight, All the Agents… - WatchmenComicMovie.com Watchmen No. 1 At Midnight, All the Agents… Release Date: September 1986 October 12 , 1985. Two police detectives investigate the murder of Edward Blake who was forced out of his apartment window by an unknown assailant. Watchmen Plot Summary - Chapter 1: At Midnight, All the Agents… - WatchmenComicMovie.com
Book Review - Bodyworld - Written and illustrated by Dash Shaw Book Review - Bodyworld - Written and illustrated by Dash Shaw The first sign that “BodyWorld” doesn’t play by the rules is that the book’s spine is at its top. The overall motion of Shaw’s story becomes a downward scroll rather than a rightward stroll. The climax of that slow 380-page dive is a remarkable sequence toward the end — seven pages devoted to a single gigantic panel that pulls the reader’s perspective downward across the architectural landscape of a future megalopolis, after which the movement of the story bounces back up into the stars. This is a disorienting, distracting funhouse of a book: there are long hallucinatory passages, near-abstract images, drawings overlaid on one another until they’re nearly incomprehensible.
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Medical Histories of Other Historical Figures Nikita Khruschev -- President John Kennedy and Soviet Chairman Khruschev met in Vienna in June 1961. Beforehand, the CIA advised Kennedy against "getting Khruschev too tired" and further briefed Kennedy that Khruschev's left temporal vein would swell when he (Khruschev) was irritated. 6a Alexander the Great -- Why did Alexander's army turn back in India, revolting against the General who had led them 11,000 miles in seven years? These men were above common hardships. What could break their morale? Part of the answer: snakes. Medical Histories of Other Historical Figures
The most amazing thing about history is how ridiculously close things came to turning out differently. An inch here, a second there... that's the only difference between the world we live in now and an alternate universe where it's all Nazis and dinosaurs. For instance, there are some great men who we take for granted, not realizing how close they came to getting snuffed out like Tupac, forever changing history as we know it. It should go without saying that pregnant women should stay clear of bolts of lightning. 6 Historic Figures Who Shaped The World (By Cheating Death) | Cr 6 Historic Figures Who Shaped The World (By Cheating Death) | Cr
Hernán Cortés Hernán Cortés Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, 1st Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca (Spanish pronunciation: [erˈnaŋ korˈtes ðe monˈroj i piˈθaro]; 1485 – December 2, 1547) was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish colonizers that began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Born in Medellín, Spain, to a family of lesser nobility, Cortés chose to pursue a livelihood in the New World. He went to Hispaniola and later to Cuba, where he received an encomienda and, for a short time, became alcalde (magistrate) of the second Spanish town founded on the island. In 1519, he was elected captain of the third expedition to the mainland, an expedition which he partly funded.
In the Singularity Movement, Humans Are So Yesterday - NYTimes.c
The following is a list of literary agents who represent graphic novels and comics. Every agency on this list has mentioned an interest in graphic novels either on their website or their blog, or made a GN sale– no second-hand info unless it was well vouched for. Literary Agents Who Represent Graphic Novelscurrent number of agencies listed: 81 last updated February 21, 2014 Andrea Brown Literary Agency: Laura Rennert, Kelly Sonnack, Jamie Weiss Chilton, Jennifer Laughranhttp://www.andreabrownlit.com/ Kelly represents James Burk. Jamie represents Kevin C. Pyle. Niki Smith – Literary Agents Who Represent Graphic Novels Niki Smith – Literary Agents Who Represent Graphic Novels
The noted futurist has released a movie, The Singularity is Near, exploring how technology may reshape the fabric of our physical reality and life experiences. "When I was a student at MIT, we all shared one computer and it took up a whole building. The computer in your cell phone today is a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful. Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future -- Ray Kurzweil -- Info Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future -- Ray Kurzweil -- Info
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