have been doing a bit of comp-grinding lately and this has been a great backgroound. Sit back and enjoy 1hr of heavy trippy s#*t by some mental dudes in a stoney place that was blasted and frozen in time by a volcano god. far out. .
The 5th of November, The Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot. Yes, in the UK today it is Guy Fawkes Night, otherwise known as Bonfire Night, Fireworks Night, or by its original name Gunpowder Treason Day. I learned about the history of Guy, or Guido Fawkes, as he was also
known, when I was a youngster. A man born in the North of England, who after a military career fighting for Spain in the Eighty Years War, went on to become involved in a plot to blow up the House of Lords, and King James I of England and Scotland, in what was known as The Gunpowder Plot of 1605. I was in fact completely incorrect, and according to an American friend of mine all you need to know about Guy Fawkes Night can be learned from a fantastic piece of informative journalism from UK reality show “The Only Way is Essex”. In my reluctance to encourage anyone to watch the show, I am told I owe it to everyone to straighten up all of the facts of 5th November, as illustrated in this clip:
It’s not everyday you get to experience a piece of history rolling through your city streets. A total of 15 photographers and tons of camera equipment were able to capture the move from LAX to its permanent home at the California Science Center in Downtown LA in this awesome time lapse video. Click here for video.
This recent work by Leo Caillard is a reflection on the problem of our new digital world. “Currently, at any stage of its creation, any idea or concept is digitally adapted. What will be retained in the future? What will happen to all of these billions of megabytes we
An Alan Turing Edition Monopoly set has now been officially launched by Bletchley Park, the place where Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GCCS) at Bletchley Park, Britain’s code breaking centre, during World War II.
In this special edition of Monopoly, the squares around the board and revised Chance and Community Chest cards tell the story of Alan Turing’s life along with key elements of the original hand-drawn board, which the great mathematician played on with a young William in the early 1950s – and lost.
Turing is perhaps best known for his part in breaking the Nazis’ Enigma code with the team at Bletchley Park, but as you well know his other largest legacy is having created the mathematical models during his time at King’s College, Cambridge, that went on to become one of the cornerstones of computer science. As a small tribute to this fact Google have kindly bought the first 1,000 units as a donation to the Bletchley Park Trust.
Hopefully a little something to make you smile as you read this blog post on your Turing machine!
TODAY MARKED THE FINAL FLIGHT OF THE INFAMOUS ENDEAVOR SPACE SHUTTLE AS IT WILL RETIRE AT THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER HERE IN LOS ANGELES. I’M SURE YOU’VE SEEN A MILLION INSTAGRAM SHOTS ON YOUR PHONE AS THE ENDEAVOR PARADED AROUND THE CALIFORNIA SKIES, BUT I’M POSTING SOME EPIC SHOTS TO COMMEMORATE HER.
here in Los Angeles, but the Mage crew is already ready and waiting for the snow season to get started. Of course, there’s nothing like photos of babes in outerwear to make us even a bit more antsy for that time of year… The “Aspen Girls” spread from an 1971 issue of Life Magazine gives a bit (okay, maybe a lot) of historical inspiration for your 2012-13 season get up. I mean, how does one beat riding their bike in clogs across the snow?
Aaron Draplin is collector of the under appreciated, overlooked, forgotten little details of America. He’s also a foul-mouthed bear. Both of those traits are what make this video so enjoyable.
He talks about what has compelled him to collect a tremendous amount of feed and seed memo books that have inspired his current Field Notes brand. A comprehensive digital archive is being built to preserve these small