Friday, September 18, 2015

Link Round-Up: September 18, 2015

Lord of the Rings by Sara Baldwin

All those beautiful illustrations of the solar system and planetary orbits we find in textbooks, and books about space aren't really to scale. If the orbits were to scale then most of the planets would be too small to see in the image. So two guys decided to build and film a proper scale model of the solar system, out in the desert.  They also shot a Making Of video, which explains a bit more about how they plotted and marked the planetary orbits.

Get a load of this gorgeous library in Prague.

How to Use the Golden Ratio to Create Gorgeous Graphic Designs

Infographic: Everything you Need to Know About The Golden Ratio

An Oral History of Stephen King's directorial debut, Maximum Overdrive.

The Subtext Buried In Seven Great Movie Chess Scenes: "So let’s go one level deeper into some iconic movie scenes that involve a chess match. This exercise involved a lot of pausing and rewinding and probably wouldn’t have been possible without 1080p. To pick apart these cinematic chess clashes, we also spoke to chess grandmaster Robert Hess, a former U.S. national championship runner-up, and turned to the raw silicon-powered strength of the chess engine Stockfish. (We showed Hess the positions over email, without telling him anything about the movies the games were from.)"

Why racebending in fan art is so important.

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