Monday, September 29, 2014

Link Round-Up: September 29, 2014

"Commission done for Level 99 Games for their card game BattleCON! This is one of the characters, Runika, making a discovery in some old ruins."

These 3D Printed Lamp Shades will make your apartment look super futuristic.

Design 2014: 13 lessons for a new era

Film director Steven Soderbergh has spoken frequently about watching Indiana Jones in black and white, as it’s a valuable lesson in the framing of shots. He recently backed that up by posting the whole film in black and white with the original sound removed.

In his oped piece "Why I hate museums," James Durston characterizes the modern institutions as "Graveyards for stuff. Tombs for inanimate things."

It purports to be a fan fiction written by a mother who wanted to make a "family friendly" version of the Harry Potter books... That is to say, one that will not lead to your children "turning into witches". There is currently a lively debate as to whether it is an intentional joke or exactly what it claims to be. Whether it's real or satire, iThe Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles is certainly an entertaining read: "Voldemort doesn't care," Hermione remarked sadly; and she shook her head. "And he is gaining power. The freedom of Christians to practice our faith is disappearing by the day. Soon, it will be like it was in Rome." Lovely, ladylike tears began to roll down her delicate, terrified face. "And I don't like lions!"  Relatedly, DailyDot explains why evangelical mommy bloggers don't want you to read "Harry Potter."

A list of riots caused by classical music, because it's not just modern media that causes controversies.  It raises the question in my mind of why professional Claqueurs aren't still a thing.

The Modern Craftsman’s Guide: Work with Dignity by Sam Spurlin

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