World's Fair

David Ng

(Lifted, 2009, 40″x30″, acrylic on panel) You can see more at this link. Let me know if you find yourself both quietly mesmorized and disturbed as you take in his images. From his “about” page: Biography Josh Keyes was born in Tacoma, Washington. He received a BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art…

Great illustration for children, even though it may not be anatomically correct. By Peter Slight – Larger version can be found here. Seeing piece like this makes me think a wonderful art project would be to create a whole new design driven anatomy book – one that may even be as comprehensive as Gray’s Anatomy…

@dnghub Twitter Feed This video of a talk I gave at Northern Voice got completed whilst I was away. Anyway, if I remember (I’m one of those people who can’t stand seeing themselves on video or hearing themselves on audio!), it’s a pretty decent overview of what the Phylo project is all about, as well…

O.K. It’s been a while since I last posted, but I do have a good excuse. I’ve been on the road with my family for the past 5 weeks, and have just settled in London. I’m here because I am about to start a half year sabbatical, and to give you a sense of where…

(Well, actually 6 since the first ad below is just a bit of fun…) – – – JOB POSTING: “IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME” This is a call for outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure track assistant professor position within the context of the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia.…

Speaking of robots: you might be interested in the types of “deep thoughts” they have.

What if Google was evil?

@dnghub Twitter Feed Most people know that Google’s informal tagline is “Don’t be evil.” In fact, that phrase comes with a little background, nicely described at Wikipedia: “Don’t be evil” is the informal corporate motto (or slogan) of Google,[1] originally suggested by Google employees Paul Buchheit and Amit Patel at a meeting. Buchheit, the creator…

@dnghub Twitter Feed A while back, I was trying to think of phrases that “sound pleasant but are actually maybe bad” and I remember one of the silly ones I thought of was: Hummer coming through. Get it? “Hummer,” as in a person who hums (yes, I know – kind of lame). Just for the…

@dnghub Twitter Feed Happy Biodiversity Day! Well, it’s been about 5 weeks, and the Phylo project is close to 100 cards, all ready for free printing. As well, a set of rules is now available that is polished enough to go through some beta testing. Today, we even have an “Oil Spill” card, and I’d…

… You should go outside. Seriously. And if, for today, you’ve forgotten how graceful our planet can be, I’d invite you to take a mental break, put some headphones on, and watch these three lovely videos. Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull – May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.