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James Kerr AKA Scorpion Dagger Turns Animated GIFS »

“I like the idea of these people bumbling around the world and having fun, and not taking life too seriously.” At first, I was just looking for images without copyrights on them! It was maybe a few months into Scorpion Dagger when I realized that I kept going back to the Renaissance art, and started thinking that maybe there was something [...]

Old Book Smell »

Old Book Smell

Did you know? "Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin.  When made into paper and stored for years it breaks down and smells good.  Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla [...]

Lowrider Coloring Book by Dokument Press »

Lowrider Coloring Book by Dokument Press

Growing up in Southern California, Lowriders were a culture you had to belong to, to fully experience.  Even being Latina did not count if you were not part of La Familia.   So it is interesting to see Lowrider cultural crossover that has transcended the decades, while the basic aesthetics of the cars remain the same. With its own [...]

Social Influencers or How Groups Condition, Conscious »

Social Influencers or How Groups Condition, Conscious or Not.

 "A psychologist at a girl’s college asked the members of his class to compliment any girl wearing red. Within a week, the cafeteria was a blaze of red. None of the girls were aware of being influenced, although they did notice that the atmosphere was more friendly. A class at the University of Minnesota is reported to have conditioned their [...]

Mark Changizi: How Not to Get Absorbed in Someone »

Mark Changizi: How Not to Get Absorbed in Someone Else’s Abdomen

Mark Changizi and I met on Stumbleupon. His work with the science of creativity, the harnessing of the brain (he just released a new book), and his general intelligence caught my eye immediately.  As I have mentioned here before, Stumbleupon has been a constant source of likemindedness since discovering it in 2007. Mark and I have been [...]

Biblio: Typographic Bookends Thought Through by Jack »

Biblio:  Typographic Bookends Thought Through by Jack Curry

Are you an avid book collector with overflowing shelves, a love of typography, and need to conquer the clutter?  Well then,  Jack Curry has a solution for you: Biblio Problem: In the summer of 2010 I found that my bookshelves were getting to the point of needing proper bookends to keep everything in order. Naturally being typographically [...]

Pictures speak a 1000 Environmental Disasters, »

Pictures speak a 1000 Environmental Disasters, Beautifully.

Often I'll have an idea for my posts going into the day.  But mostly, I comb different feeds for inspiration and visual candy every morning.  Today, I was looking at Twitter and saw Simran Sethi had posted this : Pretty/ Devastating: the beauty in industrial destruction. I knew I would not be disappointed.  The results follow, and are [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : April to May, 2011 »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : April to May, 2011

From activism to cello, this was an amazing month at mixingreality.com.  Since posting two weeks ago, Spike Jones' capture of Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck has received almost 300,000 views, almost 6000 facebook likes, and dozens of comments.  Our readers also loved hearing that Dr. Seuss will be back with a new book, and Love the Future =  Ai [...]

Lost Stories of Dr. Seuss to become a book »

Lost Stories of Dr. Seuss to become a book

Seems to be the week for announcements of classic children's authors and their new books.  In what his publisher, Random House refers to as the literary equivalent of buried treasure, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, has a forthcoming collection of lost stories coming to print on September 27, 2011.  Geisel died in 1991 at [...]

Bumble-Ardy : Maurice Sendak’s First Book in 30 »

Bumble-Ardy : Maurice Sendak’s First Book in 30 years.

Maurice Sendak, who penned one of the most beloved, yet unnerving children's books of all time, is releasing a new book, titled, Bumble-Ardy.  It is the first time Sendak has written and illustrated a children's book in 30 years. Sendak wrote his wildly successful, Where the Wild Things Are in 1963, which garnered the Caldecott Medal in [...]