Author: Tate Srey
What is the Indie Galactic Space Jam?
We had an opportunity to speak with Peter Smith about the Indie Galactic Space Jam. Peter is an Assistant Professor of Game Design at the University of Central Florida and he also co-founded the Indie Galactic Space Jam which is occurring at the Melrose Center in downtown Orlando, Florida from August 13-16, 2015.
Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin Create Maps Out of Food
Photographer Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin have been working together for about decade. Their shared love for “food, photography, travel, and art” has found an outlet in a series of maps that they have illustrated with food.
The Science of Hipster Music
Priceonomics created a chart that scientifically measures the hipster factor of music. This is an application of their data crawl service. They used ratings data from the independent music review site Pitchfork and correlated it against the number of Facebook ‘likes’ of the review.
Lexical Differences Among European Languages Visualized in a Graph
Nearly 75% of the words in the English language come from French, Latin, and the Romance Languages. Yet, English is considered a Germanic language.
Visualization of 19th Century Ship Routes from Publicly Available NOAA Data Set
Ben Schmidt, assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, has visualized the routes of 19th Century ships using publicly available dataset from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The resulting image is a hauntingly beautiful image that outlines the continents and highlights the trade winds.
Learn How to Do A Proper British Accent In Less Than 3 Minutes with Professor David Ley
‘Ello, whats all this then?
We can all fake a British accent. Or so most of us would think. Professor David Ley, a voice and speech specialist from the University of Alberta shows us how to speak in a standard upper middle class English dialect in a youtube video.
Going Full Tardis: A Composite of the Faces of All the Doctor Who Actors
Inspired by the face research project and the theory that attractive faces are really perfectly average, we wondered what the average of all the Doctors would look like– if in some strange fan fiction, all their DNA were combined to produce the Doctor.
Starcadian Goes Galactic With ‘Sunset Blood’ and Explains How To Make a Music Video With $200
We managed to snag an interview with Starcadian, the artist behind the retro music video He^rt and the full-length album Sunset Blood. During our discussion Starcadian talked about 80’s movies, video games, and pop culture that shaped his album’s sound and music video aesthetics. It became apparent during our conversation that Starcadian is deeply motivated by the emotions he felt watching Labyrinth and other films of his youth.
Science Fiction Space Ship Comparison Chart
Have you ever wondered how big Star Destroyer from the Star Wars Universe is compared to size of Star Trek’s Enterprise? Deviantart user DirkLoechel answers that question and more. The chart shows the space ships from numerous science fiction universes at a scale of 1 pixel to 10 meters.
Fiona Apple Does a Cover of “Pure Imagination” For a Chipotle Ad
Fiona Apple covers the song “Pure Imagination,” originally performed by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The video was an ad created by Moonbot Studios for Chipotle as part of their “Food with Integrity Campaign”, to raise awareness about factory farming.