Archive | September, 2012

Lovely Steampunk Wedding

28 Sep

I wish I had enough $$ to do something like this when I got married.

Checkout the original blog here.

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Out Sick

27 Sep

I’ve been out sick yesterday and today.  Completely forgot to post yesterday.  Sorry guys!

A quick thought for today:

traveling, reading, drinking tea, and writing

Brian Kesinger’s Steampunk Tea Girls Calendar

27 Sep
25 Sep

Coco J. Ginger Says

Ability to sit behind desk 9-5 functioning on another’s behalf, engineering, executing a vision that doesn’t flip your stomach inside out, doesn’t make your heart go pound pound.

I am not mentally healthy. Are you?

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Dear Science Fiction Writers: Stop Being So Pessimistic!

25 Sep

There is an interesting movement happening that I just discovered this morning.  It is a call to action and resource to science fiction writers to imagine the future.  (And not the post apocalyptic we are all going to nuke ourselves kind of future.)  The type of place where new technology is imagined, far off places can be reached, and the world isn’t such a horrible place.

Science fiction has always been a precursor to technology.  Without artists and writers imagining the impossible – who will?  No one will be able to research and create those things so far fetched we all thought they could never be.  (A computer you can hold in your hand anyone?  iPhone much?)

Arizona State University has launched their Center for Science and the Imagination where they are working on two main projects Hieroglyph and The Tomorrow Project.

The mission of the Center for Science and the Imagination is to change the culture of science by bringing creativity and human complexity to conversations about research and technology. Our work is designed to catalyze creative innovation and reintroduce optimism and practical ambition to our national discourse on science.

via ASU Center for Science and the Imagination – Tempe, AZ – Education – Résumé | Facebook.

Neal Stephenson has seen the future—and he doesn’t like it. Today’s science fiction, he argues, is fixated on nihilism and apocalyptic scenarios—think recent films such as The Road and TV series like “The Walking Dead.” Gone are the hopeful visions prevalent in the mid-20th century. That’s a problem, says Stephenson, author of modern sci-fi classics such as Snow Crash. He fears that no one will be inspired to build the next great space vessel or find a way to completely end dependence on fossil fuels when our stories about the future promise a shattered world. So, in fall 2011, Stephenson launched the Hieroglyph project to rally writers to infuse science fiction with the kind of optimism that could inspire a new generation to, as he puts it, “get big stuff done.”

via Dear Science Fiction Writers: Stop Being So Pessimistic! | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine.

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