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 are based on Massimo Vignelli’s… Read more

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

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

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

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Go check it out!  My goal is to highlight examples of claims that are dressed up like science to sound more authoritative and official; point out those people who claim to use a scientific method to sound more credible or engage in sham inquiry; and unmask the impostors faking science processes in order to spin their way onto the stage of legitimacy. Each month I’ll bring you a new example of sciencey-ness that falls short of giving us credible knowledge… Read more

I’ll be back to ‘proper’ blogging in February. Hello from ant1mat3rie on Vimeo. Read more

…since these days my rare free time is taken up with the minutiae of editing: “THEY’RE, THEIR. ITS YOU’RE GUIDE TO SPELLING.” – by Milton. Read more

One of the excellent lectures that featured at Dragon*Con – I didn’t get to see this in person, but I met Jonathan Strickland from TechStuff later at another event and he was very cool. This lecture is worth catching, even months later, and thanks to SkepTrack – it’s here! Technology makes a lot of promises. Sometimes those promises are too good to be true. Learn about technological misfires, mistakes and outright scams with Jonathan Strickland from TechStuff. Read more

While I’m taking a break to focus on work – here’s a few transcripts from the Token Skeptic podcast. I’ll return to a regular schedule in February, but you can check out the podcast at www.tokenskeptic.org and forthcoming articles out on the JREF Swift blog and the CSICOP Curiouser and Curiouser column. Taken from Token Skeptic Episode Ninety – On Doubtful News – Interview With Sharon Hill: Sharon Hill is a geologist and author of the Doubtful News Blog, which focuses on science and pseudoscience aimed at… Read more

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