his hat kind of looks like the monsters from attack the block
The Klingon-language “Gangnam Style” cosplay cover you’ve been waiting for. (Click the “CC” button to turn on subtitles!)
Needed this on my blog, even though it’s now stale by Internet standards. George Takei steps in to settle the age-old Star Wars vs. Star Trek feud recently started up again by William Shatner and Carrie Fisher.
NATIVE STEAMPUNK! Anishinaabe/Mètis Elizabeth Lameman retells an Anishinaabe story of the Moon People with an experimental animation, music by Cree cellist Cris Derksen. More details at Elizabeth Lameman’s blog!
Was that a planet with a ring made from a braid of sweetgrass?
I love all the different textures.
Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furakawa plays baseball on the International Space Station. I am jealous. ASTRONAUTS HAVE SO MUCH FUN. (Via io9.)
Curator Ingrid LaFleur talks at the Fort Greene TEDx salon on Afrofuturism
She highlights visual artists Kevin Sipp, Krista Franklin, D. Denenge Akpem, and others to identify concepts of space travel liberation, shapeshifting and alternative landscapes which she frames within an Afrofuturist lens.
Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce - robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline.
The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.
Prophetic. The reference is 1981. But it could 2011 and the London riots that just occurred.
Amazing. This is what afrofuturism is for. To give us warnings and remind us of lessons we still need to learn.
After Doug Ford went on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning to whine that the only place to shop in downtown Toronto was the Eaton Centre, Jamie Woo did some crowdsourcing and then sung his response to the mayor’s brother. Great fun.
Bonus points for getting in all of the comics shops and feminist sex shops downtown!