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Yearn to Burn? Find a Mini Burning Man Near You

17 hours agoArts : MAKE: Art Design

Whatever your reason for missing the main event, you're in luck. There's a burn near you. Find it on the official regional map! Read more on MAKE The post Yearn to Burn? Find a Mini Burning Man Near You appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Gurney Museum Exhibition in Philadelphia

A new exhibition of my original art has just opened at the museum of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The Art of James Gurney includes more than 25 oil paintings from the Dinotopia books, as well as natural science science illustrations, preliminary sketches, and maquettes. Show More Summary

The Evolving Literary Agent: What Savvy Writers Need to Know

Progressive literary agencies are redefining the traditional role of the agent—and finding new ways to support authors in the digital era. Here’s what savvy writers—beginning and experienced alike—should know. The post The Evolving Literary Agent: What Savvy Writers Need to Know appeared first on

Exclusive: Free vector graph pack

Vecteezy has provided some exclusive content for Graphic Mac readers in the past, and today they're making a pack of 36 graphs & charts available. These handy icons come in ai, eps, svg, png, and psd file formats. Read on for the link. Related posts: Free vector file: 150+ outline icons Exclusive: Free Cloud Computing Icons 200 Free vector food icons

Embracing the latest web trend: card-based design

There are always new webdesign trends gaining momentum. Who could forget parallax scrolling from a few years ago, which is still popular today? As of late, long-scrolling pages are getting more attention from site visitors. One trend that’s not gotten as much recognition as many others, and has been around for a little while already, is […]

SAMIZDATA: Evidence of Conspiracy. Talking secrets and pandas with Jacob Appelbaum

Next week, NOME, one of those too rare galleries exploring art, politics, and technology, is going to open Jacob Appelbaum's first solo show in Germany. There will be stuffed pandas, portraits of political dissidents and far too many secrets

Less Than Half Of All 3-4 Year Olds Are Enrolled In School

Data Visualisation by @Jishai. Data Source: Census. Visualization Tool: Illustrator.

The Slow Patch

17 hours agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

This is the heart of it. Beneath the dream. Wake, stitch, patch. Not saying. The center panel of Holding pinned over Time Flies. As good a place as any for now. This one (eventually) for my son. What I love...

A Living Typeface That Actually Grows in a Petri Dish

17 hours agoArts : Wired: Design

Language, evolving in a Petri dish. The post A Living Typeface That Actually Grows in a Petri Dish appeared first on WIRED.

Over 80% Of The Workers In Iceland Belong To A Trade Union

Data Visualisation by @LeonMarkovitz. Data Source: OECD. Visualization Tool: Illustrator.

Technics turntables return, but for DJs or aging audiophiles?

Panasonic, the company that still owns the Technics name, is engineering what it says is an all-new direct drive turntable. And it certainly looks beautiful. Looks are all we get, as a prototype shown at Berlin’s IFA electronics show is just a futuristic aluminum slab with a platter on it. Show More Summary

Writing And Editing: Five Problems to Avoid in Your First Novel

The first novel is definitely the hardest! You think you have internalized how a story works as a reader and then you discover there is so much more to learn. In this article, Natasa Lekic from New York Book Editors takes us through five problems that are common in first novels and how to avoid them. […]

Creative Writing Exercise: Write About Your Most-Loved Pet

18 hours agoArts / Writing : Write to Done

Would you like to write about your most-love pet? Is there a story you would like to tell? Here is a pet story I came across recently: When Moe, the dog died, three-year-old Luke Westbrook pined for his four-legged friend. In the end,...Show More Summary

Story Glue

18 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

My reading time is limited these days. Like, really, really limited. I’m not sure what it is– but it might possibly have something to do with homeschooling a kindergartener and a third grader while chasing a super active toddler around... not to mention feeding said children and (sort of) stopping our house […]

Marketing As You Go

Marketing isn’t something you do when you are done with the work. You can’t afford to wait until everything else is in its place to promote your art. You must be marketing consistently. Marketing is more than taking out an ad or sending an email. Show More Summary

Longest Reign Coin

18 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

On 9 September Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the UK's longest reigning monarch since Queen Victoria. The Royal Mint has struck this Longest Reigning Monarch 2015 UK £20 Fine Silver Coin with all previous heads shown, designed by Stephen Taylor (CLICK).

The Age of Quiet

18 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

You have the right to remain silent.

A 'Les Miz' prequel? Boublil and Schonberg are in town

You might have heard of "Les Miserables," a musical by a pair of French guys that has played now and again in Chicago and has sold a few tickets. But did you know that before "Les Miserables" there was something called "La Revolution Francaise," a show billed as "the first French rock opera?" And...

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