is the playground and folio of interactive developer Tim Holman, where he has posted 15 different projects, both interactive (fizzy cam
; and Image Nodes
) and passive (Meet the Ipsums
, more than 30 text generators, from corporate
; the useless web
; dripping paint
). [more inside]
Cosmos returns in the year 2014.
"A Personal Journey" becomes "A Space-Time Odyssey". Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson and produced by Seth MacFarlane, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey will be aired on FOX and follow a similar format to the beloved Sagan classic, available here
A never-aired fourteenth episode of Carl Sagan's groundbreaking PBS show Cosmos
has been discovered, detailing the one of the strangest planets yet discovered
Looking to indulge your interests in both cartomancy and science
? Check out the Science Tarot Deck
. (FB link)
[Previous decks] Via [more inside]
Past Thinking about Earth-Like Planets and Life
[pdf], presenting a brief history of thought on finding extraterrestrial life-like phenomena, is the first chapter of James Kasting
's new book, How to Find a Habitable Planet
. He participated in a discussion on BBC's The Forum
Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, sing to us (auto-tuned in a way that I actually don't
hate), in We Are All Connected
*Possibly NSFW owing to sidebar video links.
Something similar was mentioned here previously
A still more glorious dawn awaits
Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise
A morning filled with 400 billion suns
The rising of the milky way
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
premiered on PBS on September 28, 1980. (Previously
). With Carl Sagan
as guide, on a "cosmic journey across space and time," on a "spaceship of the imagination," few shows inspired as many people to investigate science, many of whom went on to be scientists. [more inside]
Carl Sagan has a posse.
Today marks the ten year anniversary of the passing of Carl Sagan
, scientist and popularizer of science, and bloggers are planning to mark the day with posts about the man
and how he's affected their lives. The initiative has the blessing of at least one member of the Sagan clan
, and has already spawned a site where those without blogs of their own can post their thoughts online
. Yes, Sagan could be prickly at times
, and there might have been things he could have been more open about in his lifetime
. But few scientists have done more to bring science to the public
. These days, we could use another of him. Maybe two.
Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit.
Yeah, seems pretty faultless to me.
Sometimes a kind of existential perception of the absurd comes over me and I see with awful certainty the hypocrisies and posturing of myself and my fellow men.
Carl Sagan commenting (circa 1971) on an experience he had while high on Cannabis over at Marijuana-Users.com
. One of the only efforts (along with Cannabis Consumers
) to get people to "come out" and help remove inaccurate stereotypes from the mind of the public.