Sometimes a lie is just as good
comics: rhymes with witch
rhymes with witch: the last trick-or-treaters part 19 october 12, 2012.
Cork has its own legends, but it turns out that even the creation of the Lee Valley has its own creation myth.
A dragon carved the channel out of limestone as he rushed to the sea.
Limestone when mixed with stomach acid forms a highly flammable, lighter than air gas… Perfect for a flying dragon.
Sam Hamilton, the gentleman in the top hat, works with Cork Community Art Link and created this steam punk dragon on behalf ofis the owner of the shiny metal beast and expect it to wander around the country for a while yet.
“Computational thinking is more like art than science”, the pull quote from this video. I didn’t know that Google has an Educational section.
So class, for game design and coding; how do you break down a game in to smaller parts? Break down a game of “Snap” in to a set of parts and algorithms that a simple computer could play.
3D printing is something I really love the idea of. The practical results are, well, mixed.
I’ve seen, and help, amazing pieces. Intricate interlocking design which can only be printed that way. Vases printed fully decorated with different designs on the outside and on the inside. Pieces that look like hand painted with watercolours Egyptian artifacts.
I’ve also seen extruded pieces that look like spaghetti softened and shaped with food colouring. All it needs is a dab of glitter to make it a kids art project. It depends on the printing technique.
However the technology is slowly improving. I’d like to be able to print my own pieces for a transforming robot to vehicle (no brand names please) based on my own design. Or print a broken part to make a robot zombie (just to be different from the usual example). And its getting there.
Of course, if I print a musical instrument, I’m going to try with a simple printed whistle first.
Now I can download a book to read on a hand-held screen. I’d like to be able to design and print (or download) a case for that hand-held screen.
That’s available now.
And if it looks like a child’s spaghetti art piece, when then it looks hand crafted, glitter optional.
Of course, that case may have prevented its screen from cracking. Anyone have a tablet they don’t need?
How 3D printing is revolutionising guitar-making
Additive manufacturing, starting with nothing and adding material one layer at a time, may soon be used to output entire buildings
I suspect that its the Irish version of the 6 degrees of separation. The theory is that all people are separated by only 6 degrees. In Ireland, with its small population and, well, habit for talking to complete strangers when bored, its about 2 degrees of separation.
That means that if you check in on the projects, you'll likely see someone you know.
OpheliaMc is her stage name, and its an actual stage name because she stands on stages and podiums at hip-hop gigs performing. She also works with youth projects, essentially creating afor rappers, MCs, singers and hip-hop producers. She teaches the mostly female group (I expected a lot of guys) about lyricism and vocalism since 2008.
Which is how I met her.
She is one of the good guys. I would say she rocks, but I don't know if that's right for the genre.
She is an excellent artist.
And she is using Fundit to source-fund her debut solo album and own label, SPLOSION records. The FundIt link is http://www.fundit.ie/project/opheliamc–solo-debut-album
There are a lot of YouTube clips of her, so you can see if you like her sound before you pay your pounds. Or Euro, or Dollars…
And for the record, I put my money down already. I've seen and heard her live. I'd love to hear what a produced version sounds like.
No seriously. Get me stickers, print the QR code that Gutenberg.org has for every title and then make a fake bookshelf filled with access to real books.
Capel Street Bookshelf
Someone very clever created a blank bookshelf on Capel Street in Dublin… and I let loose with a sharpie!