Blogger's Guilt and Learning to Focus on the Awesome
At the Maker Faire, my eight-year-old daughter was into everything. It took us nearly an hour to get past the first two large tents: bubble-wand-making, MaKey MaKey instruments, spinner painting ... Then we saw the Trackers Earth folks with their archery camp, the swordmanship school Academia Duellatoria (next to a blacksmith), laser-cutters, print-making, trebuchets, bike-hacking, yarn-spinning, chocolate molding ... She wanted to do it all.
The Hobbit Production Video #8 Is Live
For those of you keeping track at home, here's the eighth in Peter Jackson's series of production videos from The Hobbit, giving us crazy sneak peeks of his time at Comic-Con, sets and shooting, as well as other goodies. This time around, we learn less about how the movie is made; the video is more of a hurried tour of a zillion elements. We first see what PJ was up to in San Diego, arriving at Comic-Con and seeing him behind the stage as he and the major stars (including Elijah Wood) make their entrance at The Hobbit panel. We see a snippet of the final footage that was screened there (Trolls!).
GeekMom Book Club: Let's Pretend This Never Happened – Week 1
For June, the GeekMom Book Club will be reading <cite>Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir</cite> by Jenny Lawson (AKA The Bloggess). This book is a little different from the previous book club picks but should have lots of opportunities for interesting discussion.
Law and the Multiverse
Comic geeks love to argue and pick away at the details surrounding their favorite characters. James Daily and and Ryan Davidson are two practicing attorneys that publish the Law and the Multiverse blog, which takes the superhero world and holds it up against the real world law.
SoundCloud Hopes Its Slick Redesign Will 'Unmute the Web'
SoundCloud, the online music-streaming platform and de facto music label for independent artists trying to share their tunes efficiently, announced a complete redesign of its service Wednesday, in what the Berlin-based company calls an attempt to "unmute the web."
Cat People, Strippers and Telekinesis: Tales From Alien Abductees
Alien abductions make for a good sci-fi plot devices, but let's not forget that we walk among people - in the real world - who claim to have been visited, beamed up and probed by little gray men. Photographer Steven Hirsch's portraits and interviews with abductees delve into some of such people's personal alien encounters.