UK Ministers Press On With Abortion Amendments Despite #Dorries

I've already done some work on the issues surrounding this issue: see Episode Eighty-Two – On Forty Days Of Treats – Interview . A partial interview with Liz was published in the UK Skeptic Magazine under "Kylie Sturgess and Tessa Kendall on sceptical activism and the abortion debate" (Volume 23, Edition 2 - which you can buy here). For some context: the original September 2011 amendment to the bill by MPs Nadine Dorries and Frank Field was withdrawn when pressure was placed upon PM … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Transcript – Interview With Rhys Morgan

From a forthcoming episode of the Token Skeptic Podcast (if you're not familiar with the show, try episode #60 - the best of) - an interview with Rhys Morgan.  In related news, Maryam Namazie, via One Law for All, is calling for a rally in defence of free expression and the right to criticise religion on 11 February 2012 in central London from 2-4pm. "We are also calling for simultaneous events and acts in defence of free expression on 11 February in countries world-wide." See more details … [Read more...]

Sleepwalk With Me – The “This American Life” Mike Birbiglia Movie

I remember telling a group of friends at Dragon*Con in 2009 about my sleepwalking habit - and in return was asked if I'd ever heard of Mike Birbiglia. Because of that question, I started listening to This American Life and haven't stopped since. This month I saw Ira Glass on his "Reinventing Radio" tour; with an iPad and a microphone, he told us not only the story of the show but some of the stories behind the stories. Before the night was over, he asked us to check out and support the very … [Read more...]

Infographic: The War On Women 2011

From Pro-Choice America: The numbers don't lie: anti-choice politicians in Washington, D.C. and the states attacked a woman’s right to choose with a vengeance in 2011. What's worse, these very same politicians are ready to resume the attacks here in Washington, D.C. and in state legislatures across the country. … [Read more...]

Portrait Of The Ghost Drummer – The Choreography Of Playing

Portrait of the ghost drummer from odaibe on Vimeo. Ghost Drummer is a multidisciplinary project that explores graphic qualities in process of playing on a drum kit. Besides being a musician, drummer when playing is unconsciously engaged in an elaborate choreography. The drum sticks are the extensions of drummer's hands like a brush is an extension of the painter's hand. Motion-captured movements become a visual map over a time revealing fragile rhythm structures and invisible notations behind … [Read more...]

New York Subway Map (As A Musical Instrument)

I loved the subway, as much as I loved the London Underground. When younger, like Julie Burchill, I used to say that my favourite artist was Harry Beck. Conductor: www.mta.me from Alexander Chen on Vimeo. At www.mta.me, Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals … [Read more...]

BigFoot 2012 – Fact Or Hoax?

On the eve of the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich receives a long awaited endorsement from a former backer of Mitt Romney. Bigfoot thanks to the Doubtful Newsblog for finding this gem. … [Read more...]

Bridget’s Harmonics on Satie Gymnopédie No. 1 (Guitarrista)

One of my all-time favourites. Brought to you by Bridget - whose album you can get here. So do get a copy! And this? "Bridget's amazing tremolo performance of Tarrega's "Recuerdos De La Alhambra" all in one take." … [Read more...]

The Day The LOLcats Died

Hello internet-black out - Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and Protect IP Act (PIPA). See you in February. … [Read more...]

NSFW – S*** Scientists Say

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