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Morning Glories #1. Invisible Cities. Invisible Cities maps information from one realm - online social networks - to another: an immersive, three dimensional space.

Invisible Cities

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.

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A Real-Life Comic-Book Superhero. Osamu Tezuka: Father of manga and scourge of the medical establishment. So far in this blog series on graphic medicine I've been looking at medical comics in the west.

Osamu Tezuka: Father of manga and scourge of the medical establishment

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. Though he attended medical school and became a licensed physician, he chose not to work as a doctor and instead devoted himself to writing and drawing manga and making animated films. Over the course of his long career Tezuka became a defining force in shaping the genre, publishing more than 700 manga running to more than 150,000 pages.

Astro Boy (cover image, Manga by Paul Gravett) Watchmen Plot Summary - Chapter 1: At Midnight, All the Agents… - Watchmen No. 1 At Midnight, All the Agents… Release Date: September 1986 October 12 , 1985.

Watchmen Plot Summary - Chapter 1: At Midnight, All the Agents… -

Two police detectives investigate the murder of Edward Blake who was forced out of his apartment window by an unknown assailant. Rorschach, a former costumed hero turned vigilante, investigates the crime scene after the police leave and discovers that Edward Blake was the secret identity of a government sponsored “mask” named The Comedian. Book Review - Bodyworld - Written and illustrated by Dash Shaw. DASH SHAW. Medical Histories of Other Historical Figures. 6 Historic Figures Who Shaped The World (By Cheating Death) The most amazing thing about history is how ridiculously close things came to turning out differently.

6 Historic Figures Who Shaped The World (By Cheating Death)

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. This is especially true when they are pregnant with the guy who is destined to invent the United States of America and get his face on the one dollar bill. Came Within Inches of Death When: Mary Ball Washington, mother of the future father of the USA, was enjoying a dinner party and sitting next to the fireplace.

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.

Hernán Cortés

Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish colonizers who 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. Name Early life Early career in the New World Arrival. In the Singularity Movement, Humans Are So Yesterday - NYTimes.c. Niki Smith – Literary Agents Who Represent Graphic Novels. The following is a list of literary agents who represent graphic novels and comics.

Niki Smith – Literary Agents Who Represent Graphic Novels

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 Kelly represents James Burk. Jamie represents Kevin C. Pyle. Aragi, Inc.: Nicole Represents Daniel Clowes. Atchity Entertainment International (AEI): Ken. Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future.

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.

Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future

"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. What now fits in your pocket 25 years from now will fit into a blood cell and will again be millions of times more cost effective. " -- Ray Kurzweil Tech professionals have become somewhat inured to descriptions of the exponential rise in computing power in what is commonly described as Moore's law. The Singularity is Near » Homepage.