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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. 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.

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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. 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. 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.

Book Review - Bodyworld - Written and illustrated by Dash Shaw

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.

DASH SHAW. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. The Singularity is Near » Homepage.