Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Link Round-Up: August 28, 2017

"The Fifth Element" by Ryan Brinkerhoff
Created for a screening at the Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 1.
Prints available for purchase from the artist's website. US$25

Ahead of a new UK C4 anthology series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, three novelists - Nicola Barker, Michael Moorcock and Adam Roberts - pick their favourite works

How to Do a Plot Twist: This Video Essay Nails What Makes a Twist Ending Work

If you found Peter Jackson's Hobbit film series a tad padded, maybe the 1985 Soviet television movie The Fabulous Journey of Mr. Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, Across the Wild Land, Through the Dark Forest, Beyond the Misty Mountains. There and Back Again, which tells the same story in only 1 hour 11 minutes and 52 seconds, might be more to your liking.

Learn typography, color, kerning, and more, all by playing a few fun mini-games.

New My Little Ponies, designed by neural network - some better than others. (More)

Officially-licensed Avengers pocket watches

Present-day devices as props in Star Trek

Thesis: Maps in fantasy books are kinda shite. Antithesis: They're good actually, when done right. Synthesis: N. K. Jemisin gets it right.

This is clever: You have to go off-line to read this article.

Why go for subtlety or precision in a Nerf gun war? Giaco Whatever, a YouTuber who loves making stuff, like the gun that fired a a Nerf dart at Mach 2, just created a Nerf dart bomb.

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