Thursday, December 29, 2016

Link Round-Up: December 29, 2016

3D-Printing An Army Of Forgotten Goddesses To Fight Colonialism

Bellevue, Washington designer Dave Nunez of Rabbit Engineering has created cool mini 3D printed models of classic video game consoles, computers, and historic machines. The entire collection of models are available to purchase from his Etsy store.

International publisher Taschen has announced the release of National Geographic Infographics, a stunning pictorial history of the magazines’s pioneering infographics. Along with photography and journalism, the use of infographics has always been one of the three pillars that National Geographic has used throughout its 128-year history to provide fascinating content to its readers. This is the first time, however, that these illustrations have been compiled into a single, colorful book.

Kristian Williams aka KaptainKristian created a beautiful tribute to the iconic rhyming storyteller Dr. Seuss with a skillful tetrameric rhyme of his own.

Mozilla and the Tactical Technology Collective have created a popup storefront in lower Manhattan called The Glass Room: Looking Into Your Online Life. Situated somewhere along the education—art spectrum, The Glass Room provides "a place to consider how you use technology and how those behind technology use you" (as put on the landing page). Resources include a variety of workshops about technology and privacy, along with a book of leaked passwords and other art installations.

Over 250,000 Photographs from the George Eastman Museum Go Online

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Posters: I Know

"I Know" by Monika Gross

Mash-Up: The Twelve Dogtors

"The Twelve Dogtors" by Albo
Prints and t-shirts available for purchase from TEEPUBLIC.

Artist Albo has created a wonderful mashup of Peanuts and Doctor Who featuring Snoopy as each of the twelve Doctors. This very clever design is available through TEEPUBLIC in a variety of forms, including a T-Shirt, a mug, a laptop case, a notebook and much more.

Link Round-Up: Carrie Fisher

Death Announcements


Appreciation: Carrie Fisher will forever be 'Star Wars' royalty
Carrie Fisher Had Already Completed Her Work on Star Wars: Episode VIII
Carrie Fisher had one hilarious request for her obituary
Carrie Fisher's 10 Greatest Star Wars Moments
Carrie Fisher's Top 5 Distasteful Quotes Of 2016
Carrie Fisher Quotes: Life Is A Cruel, Horrible Joke And I Am The Punch Line
Carrie Fisher’s Unsung Legacy as a Script Doctor Extraordinaire
Carrie Fisher Was In On The Joke
Celebrities react to the death of Carrie Fisher on Twitter
From 'Sister Act' to 'Hook,' Carrie Fisher helped improve a bunch of movies
Remembering Carrie Fisher: Look Back At The Star Wars legend's Life 
Remembering Carrie Fisher, Princess Of Star Wars and Hollywood
Salute: Carrie Fisher, Best Known As Princess Leia Instar Wars...
Star Wars vet Mark Hamill Shares Tribute To Carrie Fisher
The World Reacts to Carrie Fisher's Death
This hilarious Carrie Fisher interview is how she should be remembered


A Beautiful Piano Cover of Leia’s Theme from PlayerPiano
Princess Leia - Carrie Fisher Tribute - BBC Orchestra
Watch Carrie Fisher roast her Star Wars director George Lucas

Link Round-Up: December 28, 2016

"Monster Christmas Carols" by Mauricio Herrera

The Best And Worst User Interfaces Of 2016

Disney Parks shared a behind the scenes look at Pandora: The World of AVATAR, a new land based on James Cameron‘s Avatar film coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida during the summer of 2017.

In celebration of the upcoming January 1, 2017 premiere of the fourth series of the highly-acclaimed BBC One show Sherlock, video editor David Garuchava of The Garo Studios has created “Landing” an amazing supercut that weaves together all of the previous seasons in an exciting and cohesive manner.

Kat Rosenfield and Scott Harris of Looper have gathered their information and released the untold story of the legendary Sith Lord Darth Vader from Star Wars. They provide information on the five men it took to play Vader, how the voice was a secret, how Vader had an apprentice, and more.

On an out of this world episode of the AWE me Artist Series, the creative Marissa Deal demonstrates how to make a Star Wars themed R2-D2 steampunk teapot.

Original design documents and sketches for the first Legend of Zelda game

Pigcasso is no ordinary pig. After being rescued by the wonderful humans at Farm Sanctuary SA, the creative little porcine lady decided the best way to express herself was through painting and is rarely seen without her trademark paintbrush in mouth, though it does happen occasionally. Pigcasso’s finished art work is available for purchase and benefits the rescued animals at the Cape Town, South Africa farm. 

Purposeful and highly creative people actually live longer than everyone else, says a growing body of research.

Why I Can’t Wait To Work In VR

Sci-Fi Round-Up: December 28, 2016


Adam Driver: "Star Wars: Episode VIII" Is "Remarkable"
Along For The Ride: Passengers Director Explains His Choices
Arrival director Denis Villeneuve on the politics of the year’s best sci-fi film
How Plausible Is the Movie Passengers? We asked a NASA contractor
Luke Hemsworth on how Westworld landed him the career that he thought he'd lost
Michael Livingston, Author of “The Shards of Heaven” and “The Gates of Hell”
Safa Shaqsy - Science Fiction Author Interviews D. M. Kirtaime
The top moments in 'Westworld'? Key players make their picks
Westworld Creators On Sentient Robots

Monday, December 19, 2016

Short Film: No More Stuff

Santa brings the pain to his gang of naked elves in “No More Stuff,” Blue Zoo's new animated action film trailer packed with movie parodies. It's is a follow-up to their short musical animation from last year, titled "More Stuff."
Continuing the theme of parodies onwards from animated musicals, we made an epic action movie trailer full of movie parodies… can you spot all 20 references? Movie coming soon… if Santa brings us a few $million for Christmas!

Quick Pic: Die Hard Ornaments

Die Hard Ornaments
Source: Imgur via Reddit

"Come out to the coast, get together, we'll have a few laughs..."

Sweets: Death Star

That's no moon pie!

You don’t need to send an elite team of rebels to steal the plans for this amazing edible Death Star made of curved gingerbread pieces.  And you don't need a flight of X-wings in order to destroy it.

Crafts: Stained Glass Dalek

Stained Glass Dalek by Chris Thompson

This stained glass Dalek was created by Chris Thompson for the cover of “Order of the Daleks,” a Doctor Who radio drama from Big Finish. In the story, the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)faces off against a Dalek made of wrought iron and stained glass panels. It also wields a trident instead of the usual plunger.
When the script for “Order” came in, Big Finish director Jamie Anderson knew the weird new Dalek had to feature on the drama’s cover, but instead of getting an artist to simply draw the creature, he drafted in designer Chris Thompson to actually create the Dalek as a full CG model. Not the first time that the Daleks’ fevered rhetoric has been linked to religious overtones, but certainly the most literal (and most pretty, which is an odd description to give to a Dalek). You can read more about Thompson’s design process over at Anderson’s website at the link below.

Link Round-Up: December 19, 2016

"Star Wars: Rogue One" by Adam Cockerton

Sci-Fi Round-Up: December 19, 2016

"Star Wars: Rogue One" by Andy Fairhurst


Adam Driver admits he'd like Star Wars more 'if I wasn't in it'
"I Was an Emo Trapped in a Frat House" An Interview with the Donnie Darko Director
Man In The High Castle Producers Talk Season 2, Nazi Imagery
War for the Planet of the Apes Director Matt Reeves & Producer Dylan Clark on Westerns, Andy Serkis, and Where the Series Could Go Next


Friday, December 9, 2016

Posters: Rogue One

Rogue One: Regal IMAX Collectable Tickets by Tom Whalen

Beautiful illustrated line from Tim Whalen that are evidently slated for use by Imax.

Concept Art: The Tank Trooper

"The Tank Trooper (Commander)" by Vancouver, Canada-based Shane Molina

Illustration: Temple of Alia

“Illustration done for “Dune Messiah” by Frank Herbert for Centipede Press”

Mash-Up: Calvin & Hobbes / Star Wars

Calvin & Hobbes / Star Wars Mash-Ups by David Kopet
T-shirts available for purchase from TeePublic. US$13+

Fresh Take: The Dark Knight

For the record, I would watch the hell out of animated fantasy take of the Batman mythos.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: December 9, 2016


"A Monster Calls" Director Says Film Is His "Love Letter To Fantasy"
Paul Haggis Discusses $100 Million Sci-Fi Feature "Ship Breaker" 
A Minute With: Felicity Jones Finds The Force For "Rogue One"
Robert Charles Wilson, author of 'Last Year' Explores Paradox-Free Time Travel


Link Round-Up: December 9, 2016

An A.I. wrote a Christmas song and...yeah.

An Atari 2600 Emulator in Minecraft built by Youtube user SethBling. After the initial 'wow' response this is actually a fascinating under-the-hood model/demo/explanation of how video game cartridges and displays functioned.

IKEA products make love less complicated. Made me chuckle.

In her politically-inspired series “Sweet Land of Liberty“, the extremely talented Trina Merry painted the bodies of models of different shapes and sizes so that they would blend into the landscape of iconic American landmarks such as the White House, the Jefferson Memorial, the Freedom Tower, the Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall and the Washington Monument. The project is a powerful comment on Merry’s belief of “justice, balance, human rights.” In an excellent Time Out New York profile, Merry shared where she found the inspiration for her creative projects.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Link Round-Up: November 28, 2016

Cards Against Humanity, the company that brought you a party game for horrible people and billboards mocking Donald Trump, have another holiday project for 2016. The holidays are here, and everything in America is going really well. To celebrate Black Friday, Cards Against Humanity is digging a tremendous hole in the earth. Behold: The Holiday Hole.

The Factory of Fakes: The New Yorker on How a workshop uses digital technology to craft perfect copies of imperilled art.

Going West is a short stop-motion film by Anderson M Studios for the New Zealand Book Council. Based on Maurice Gee's novel of the same name, it uses paper cut from the actual book to highlight an excerpt in stunning detail.

Japanese Bakery Features Unique Countertop Created With Millions Of LEGO Bricks

This new view of Google Earth is a love letter to cities: Google Earth in VR

Step-by-step guide to making a dumpster fire ornament for 2016

Support Good People with Your Holiday Shopping: "Every time you buy something, you vote with your wallet. As someone who has bootstrapped companies and knows just how hard it is to do it right, to fight the good fight and do things the right way, not just for the bottom-line, but actually run a business with a set of values that might make the world a tiny bit better, I know just how incredibly hard it is to make it work. Just like this election has shown, the ruthless ones, the ones that don’t care about anything other than full pockets, are the ones that usually win." - Tina Roth Eisenberg Use Lego Technic for all your rope braiding needs (SLYT)

Sci-Fi Round-Up: November 28, 2016

Illustrated by Paperblue


Carrie Fisher Opens Up About 'star Wars,' The Gold Bikini And Her On-Set Affair
How I Became a Feminist: Matt Fraction and Christian Ward Talk ODY-C
Star Wars Meet John Knoll, the Creative Genius Behind Rogue One 2 hours


How 'Firefly' Star Ron Glass Quietly Helped Hundreds Of Kids go to College
Inside Disney World's New 'Avatar' Park
Kevin Smith Drops Out Of Buckaroo Banzai Tv Show Over Legal Kerfuffle
Michelle Yeoh Cast As Captain In New Star Trek TV Series Discovery
Microsoft Research Shows Off Mobile Holoportation
Scientist On The Verge Of Making Human Regeneration Possible
Star Wars: Episode 8 Release, Plot: Ewan Mcgregor Reprise Obi ...
Till I Collapse, My Tribute To Star Wars: A New Hope
Time Travel Possible:Science Fiction accurate, Researchers Claim?
Westworldthe Bicameral Mind Finale Needs New Trickery To Surprise ...
Westworldairdate, News &Amp; Update: Hbo To Air 90-Minute Season ...
Westworldstar Evan Rachel Wood Reveals She Was 'Raped Twice ...
Westworldstar Evan Rachel Wood: 'Why I Went Public About Being ... Zatanna, Firestorm, Blue Beetle And More Join The Fray In New Trailer

Monday, November 28, 2016

Posters: Classic Movie Posters

Limited edition prints available for sale at Gallery 1988.

Gorgeous illustrated re-imaginings of Hollywood classics by Dan Mumford, whose work we've featured many, many times in the past.

Posters: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange Illustrated Posters by Paul Shipper

Posters: To Boldly Go

Okay, as a rule, I don't read Star Trek comics, but these covers from George Caltsoudas are giving me second throughts.  I think Caltsoudas would do well selling these as a poster series.  Alas, if you want the full set, you'll just have to settle for browsing his Behance gallery for now.

Mash-Up: Dota Characters Disney Style

Dota Characters Illustrated in Disney Style

Friday, November 25, 2016

Link Round-Up: November 25, 2016

These 20 brutalist sandcastles took my breath away. 

Brilliant mathematical doodler Vihart on ways to heal our country's divide. (Just the video) Wherein the success of Trump is examined with a unique and relatively hopeful perspective. 

Eric Standley creates complex geometric sculptures from hundreds of layers of laser cut paper. The process came about somewhat by accident.

Hey, you got your Beyoncé in my Hamilton! No, you got your Hamilton on my Beyoncé.

Machines dispensing short stories for bored French commuters

Siblings Doug Pfeffer and Rachel Pfeffer of Stichta have created Moji Lisa, a super fun service that transforms existing digital images into giant generated emoji mosaics. 

Step-by-step guide to making a dumpster fire ornament for 2016

Time magazine presents what it believes to be the 100 most influential photos of all time, from Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's 1826 View from the Window at Le Gras (the first known permanent photograph) to Nilüfer Demir's Alan Kurdi (a three-year-old refugee from Syria washed up on a Turkish shore). WARNING: Many of the images are of violence, death, loss, and their aftermath.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: November 25, 2016

"The Darkside" by Vancouver, Canada-based Shane Molina


Director Jeff Nichols On Alien Nation Remake
I Will Not Be Silenced: An Interview With George Takei
Q&Amp;A: Filmmaker Isaac Ezban Talks The Similars
Scott Snyder And Jeff Lemire About The Cure For Death


Monday, November 21, 2016

Link Round-Up: November 21, 2016

"Doctor Strange" by Fred Ian

After experimenting with "Ottoman Star Wars" for his graduation thesis portfolio, Istanbul artist Murat Palta created a series of illustrations for classic Hollywood films in the style of Ottoman miniatures, including, among others - The Godfather, Alien, Ghostbusters. Rich in detail and full of humor, he extends his attempt at 'combining global with local, traditional with contemporary...', by turning to classics of Western Literature - Don Quixote, Lolita, Harry Potter.

Can You Pick Out All the References in This Action-Packed Scifi Poster Mashup?

Pokemon turned into traditional Japanese woodblock prints

Star Trek: The Next Generation garden gnomes should be at the top of your list of geek decor.

TETSUO! KANEDA!! An edit of Akira.

There's an Entire Art Show Dedicated to MythBusters

Twitter Tats is a service that turns tweets from famous people into temporary tattoos with sets that pull from celebrities, tech titans, and sports stars with more collections coming soon. Each pack comes with five selected tweets printed with clear backgrounds that can easily be applied to the skin.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: November 21, 2016

"Ghost in the Shell" by Orlando, Florida-based Joshua M. Smith


Gingernuts of Horror interviews Benjamin Wilkins, author of Transcendence
Michael Chabon On His New Book, The Moonglow
Rinn Reads interviews Daniel Godfrey, author of New Pompeii
SFFWorld interviews To Kill a Kettle Witch author Barb Hendee


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Posters: Cthulhu 2016

"Cthulhu 2016" by Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Chaosium
Prints and t-shirts available for purchase from RedBubble. US$9.50 / $25.71

Sci-Fi Round-Up: November 17, 2016

"Ghost in the shell fanart did for TheOne Academy Fictionary exhibition."


Arrival's Timely Message About Empathy. The Film's Screenwriter Talks About The Movie's Geopolitical Elements, Creating An Alien Language, And The Importance Of Communication.
Author Thunderdome - Soward V Skorkowsky
Ghost In The Shell Producer Avi Arad Unconcerned About Whitewashign Controversy
Interview With Lena Gregory, Author Of Death At First Sight
Interview With To Kill A Kettle Witch Author Barb Hendee

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sci-Fi Round-Up: November 7, 2016


Eating Authors: Rick Wilber


Link Round-Up: November 7, 2016

After experimenting with "Ottoman Star Wars" for his graduation thesis portfolio, Istanbul artist Murat Palta created a series of illustrations for classic Hollywood films in the style of Ottoman miniatures, including, among others - The Godfather, Alien, Ghostbusters. Rich in detail and full of humor, he extends his attempt at 'combining global with local, traditional with contemporary...', by turning to classics of Western Literature - Don Quixote, Lolita, Harry Potter.

A blog dedicated to poor decisions that make great stories.

Edvard Munch's The Scream Is Infinitely More Horrific as an Action Figure

OldNYC is a beautiful way to discover historical photos of New York City.

Redditor mbingcrosby created a Google Maps-style mockup of Middle-earth from The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien, including walking directions from the Shire to Mordor. As the map notes, orcs and trolls present serious potential traffic delays.

Scientists explain how happiness makes us less creative

Stealth Cell Tower is a project by Julian Oliver that blends art, technology, and awareness using a disguised office printer.

Ten 3D Printable Articulated Toy Robots

Why do College Campuses have so much Art: Thoughts on the role of the campus museum

Monday, October 31, 2016

Fresh Take: The Great Pumpkin

Peanuts fan art

Link Round-Up: Spooky Stories for Halloween

All Hallow's Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book. Scholars have traced its origins as far back as this blog post.  Of course, All Hallow's Read isn't a substitute for the tradition of giving away candy.  Trick or Treating is a rite of passage. This is just a great excuse to give someone a book.

Goodreads has generated a helpful list of 536 books to get your fright on this Halloween!  Of course, if you're looking for something short to while away the dark hours tonight without a trip to the store, here's a list of terrifying reads available around the web.

Link Round-Up: October 31, 2016

Adult Beverages to Pair with Your Halloween Candy

The Buffy episodes you should watch this Halloween

Cheese Slope Mosaics: how to arrange not-quite-triangular LEGO pieces into impressive patterns, projects, scenes, and everything under the sun.

Ellimacs SFX has released a gruesome zombie Halloween special effects tutorial on how to make it look like your guts and intestines are ripped out for everyone to see. The full tutorial is available to view on the Ellimacs SFX website.

Find out if your House or Neighborhood Is Haunted with the Housecreep Website. Housecreep was started by brothers Albert and Robert Armieri when they found the bedbug registries to be seriously lacking information about other scary things that come with real estate. Namely, they thought people might want to know about murders, alleged hauntings, nearby gravesites, and other potential issues for the frightened and superstitious.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: October 31, 2016

"Night of the Living Dead" by GODMACHINE
Prints available for purchase from Grey Matter Art at a random time November 2nd.


Author Query Ivar Leon Menger
Eating Authors: Sharon Joss
Meet the Man Bringing Chinese Science Fiction to the West: Ken Liu
Meet the professor who will help robots learn common sense
Silkpunk Sci-Fi Author Ken Liu Talks the Future of the Human Race


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Link Round-Up: October 26, 2016

Star Wars Trooper Concept Art by Robin Har

8000 Match Chain Reaction — what better and more-satisfying way to encapsulate 2016 than with a red flower of FIRE?

An Attempt to 3D Model Jorge Luis Borges’s Library of Babel Programmer Jamie Zawinski has created a digital rendering of the infinite, hexagonal library that is the subject and setting of Jorge Luis Borges’s short story “The Library of Babel.”

The Beautiful Use Of Perfect Symmetry In BBC Hit Series ‘Sherlock’

George Lucas Presents Two New Designs For His Beleaguered Museum

Los Angeles artist Matt Anderson (Ginozko) used white and black charcoal and his drawing skills to transform Abraham Lincoln‘s face on a five dollar bill into Bill Murray.  Watch as he transforms Abraham Lincoln's Face On The $5 Bill Into Bill Murray's at YouTube.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has just added the original emojis from 1999 to its art collection. Go and check it out in all its antiquated, pixel-y goodness.

Star Trek’s Feminist Statement: Believe Women: In theory, any of the major characters could have been the star of this episode. But it is not at all a coincidence that it is Beverly — a woman, a healer, a mother, and Picard’s occasional love interest — who lives out this story. 

Stranger Things/Charlie Brown Christmas Mashup Is the Only Acceptable Pre-Halloween Christmas Special

Sci-Fi Round-Up: October 26, 2016


Midnight in Karachi interviews Sami Shah of Fire Boy Interlude C
SFFWorld interviews Jennifer Foehner Wells of The Druid Gene
SFFWorld interviews Lexie Dunne of How to Save the World?


Friday, October 21, 2016

Link Round-Up: October 21, 2016

8 Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Art Deco R2-D2 Looks Like The Coolest Vintage Vacuum

The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of True Movie Poster Art

The Chuck Taylor All Star II Moon "features a digital moon print and werewolf footbed graphic atop a glow-in-the-dark outsole. It has added comfort through a micro mesh liner and Nike Lunarlon insole."

Creative Dad Turns His Son’s Wheelchair Into the Ghostbuster's Ecto-1

Hot Topic's New DC-Based Jackets Look Sort of Great

How to transfer a picture to wood

If I was a photographer I would jump on buying the Palette Controllers for faster and more convenient photo retouching.

Illustrations of mental illness.

Mini Hoth Luke and Tauntaun

R2-D2 coffee press.

Comic Round-Up: October 21, 2016

Deadpool & Harley by Ben Oliver
Exclusive commemorative print for the Nice 2016 Comic Con.


Sci-Fi Round-Up: October 21, 2016

More selected art for the Faith RPG on the artist's Tumblr.


Arrival stars Amy Adams And Jeremy Renner Talk About Sci-Fi
"Black Mirror" Creator Charlie Brooker Interviewed On Fresh Air (NPR)
Interview With J.B. Rockwell, author Of Serengeti
Interview With Lexie Dunne, author of How To Save The World
Interview With Peter F. Hamilton
Interview With Stephanie Gangi, author Of The Next


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Argus Has Released Its 'Suicide Squad' File On Captain Boomerang
Darren Aronofsky's Maddaddam Sci-Fi series Won't Air On HBO
George Takei Lays Out What'S Missing From The New Star Trek ...
Godzilla 2 And Pacific Rim: Maelstrom To Shoot At Wanda's New Qingdao Studio
Indie Sci-Fi gets Its Own Online Channel: Recursor.Tv
Joe Johnston Will Direct $100M sci-fi film 'Starfall' In China
Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Star in Sci-Fi film Sovereign 
Joss Whedon Wants To Direct A Star Wars movie 
Leonardo Dicaprio Is Pitching A Grim & Gritty Captain Planet Movie
'Mr. Robot' Actor To Star In Sci-Fi thriller Parallel 
Star Wars 8 News: Carrie Fisher May Have Dropped A Huge Spoiler!
Star Wars lightsabers: Why Red Is Significant To The Dark Side
Star Wars lawsuits: Who Has Lucasfilm Sued And Why?
The Best Star War Stoy In History Has Been Announced 
Upcoming Sci-Fi thriller Extinction Has Found A Director 
Young Timaru Filmmakers Need $6000 For Sci-Fi

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