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Bill Moyers responds to the deadly shooting in Colorado. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families.

Living Under the Gun

Bill Moyers responds to the deadly shooting in Colorado. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families.

Posted by Joel on July 22 2012 • Current Affairs

Epilogue: The Future of Print

Bibliophiles will love this film: Epilogue: The Futue of Print. As part of an undergraduate thesis, Hanah Ryu Chung interviewed independent book sellers and print publishers and artists in the Toronto book community about the future of print. The end result was this delightful documentary.

While the film does present the argument in a familiar framework (print v. digital), the subjects who are interviewed understand that the debate doesn’t need to be cast as one technology replacing another. There is room for both; let’s just not forget the benefits and unique experience that is offered by the printed page. (Courtesy of Brain Pickings.)

Posted by Joel on July 05 2012 • Books

Heart of Glass

Courtesy of The Fox is Black. This is a very interesting mashup of Philip Glass with the Blondie hit “Heart of Glass,” created by the Daft Beatles. Very interesting and sort of haunting. I am surprised at how well the music works together.

Posted by Joel on July 04 2012 • Multimedia

Higgs Boson

Physicists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have found evidence of what looks to be the Higgs boson particle, or the so-called God particle that gives everything in the world its mass. Without it nothing, including us, would exist. It’s a big discovery. My wife’s cousin has been part of the teams of scientists doing research at both CERN and the Fermilab since the early 1990s. But just what is this theory about? This is a cute video that explains the theory. Jorge Cham of PhD Comics turned this explanation by Daniel Whiteson into an animated feature.

The Higgs Boson Explained from PHD Comics on Vimeo.

Posted by Joel on July 04 2012 • Current Affairs