Thursday, September 3, 2015

Link Round-Up: September 3, 2015

Blade Runner by Vinh Pham

"Blade Runner" by Vinh Pham (Zinph1212)

Adventures in movie foreshadowing.

Here are some thoughts on the trolling of Terry Pratchett.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Trillian, and feminist origin stories.

How to Antique and Age Wood

Infographic: Science-Backed Ways To Gain More Likes On Instagram

McSweeney's does it again: Taylor Swift: A Socratic Dialogue

There’s a huge three day livestreaming event to build momentum for Force Friday, when all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens merch hits shelves. Well, that event has just launched, and you can tune in above, or head on over to YouTube to check it all out. Settle in, folks. This is going to be a long stream. (via Wired)

This isn't necessarily art-related, but it's heart-breaking and I want to talk about it.  The UN has confirmed, through satellite imagery, that militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) have destroyed the Temple of Bel, one of the most iconic structures in the ancient city of Palmyra
Palmyra’s Temple of Bel withstood 2,000 years of war - until the Islamic State
The streak of doubt that underlies ISIS' destructive acts of religious fervor

Why IS militants destroy ancient sites

Paul Lewin likes to mix traditional Caribbean and African motifs with surreal visions of nature and the ancestry that surrounds us daily.

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