Matthew Schrader

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Certify Your Graphic Design Skills with this Trio of Adobe Training Courses

If you were to make a list of the top careers surging in demand after the tech boom, you’d probably list coders, IT specialists, and data scientists …

Adherente Design Space Branding by Sabbath

Adherente, an alternative space for the design industry in the heart of the city of Guatemala.The creative team of Mexican brand and graphic design …

Graphic Design

10 Free Invoice Templates for Creatives

Invoicing is a necessary task for independent and freelance creatives. While default invoices can often be underwhelming in terms of design, there …

Inverting Your Photo in Photoshop for Natural Color Correction

There are plenty of ways you can color correct an image, but here’s a technique you might not have learned before. this technique from In this …

This Fungus Discovered In A Pakistani Landfill Likes To Eat Plastic

Polyester polyurethane makes a delicious meal for the Aspergillus tubingensis fungus, offering a potential solution to some of our insane plastic problem.<p>Out of all the plastic ever made–an estimated 8.3 billion metric tons–most of it still exists as waste in some form, whether that’s in a landfill …

Sigourney Weaver fights off an alien invasion in Neill Blomkamp’s new short film

Back in May, <i>District 9</i> director Neill Blomkamp announced an experimental short film project through his Oats Studios brand, with him explaining that …

Science Fiction

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An Atlas of Alternative Maps by Tim Berners-Lee, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst, John Maeda, Kevin Kelly, John Baldessari, and More

For all the spiritual benefits of getting lost, we humans are habitually driven to orient ourselves to the world and find our place in it. It is no surprise, then, that maps captivate our imagination so powerfully. We’ve found in cartography a tool of propaganda and a springboard for philosophy, a …

Never built New York: the city that might have been – in pictures

From an elevated 19th-century pneumatic railway to a skyscraper cathedral and a Native American alternative to the Statue of Liberty, Never Built New York chronicles ambitious plans for the city which never saw the light of day<p>Never Built New York, by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell, is published by …

How to Trick Your Brain Into Practicing Patience

In an age when we can summon our favorite songs, movies, and TV shows with the press of a button, it’s hard not to suffer from impatience. But …

Mindfulness

Scientists Trace Society’s Myths to Primordial Origins

The Greek version of a familiar myth starts with Artemis, goddess of the hunt and fierce protectress of innocent young women. Artemis demands that …

How To Weather The Storm Of Prevailing Winds and Oceanic Currents

The worlds weather is driven by both the Earth’s rotation and the seasonal variation in solar energy that each hemisphere absorbs. However patterns …

Landscaping Your World Map

Continuing on from last week’s tutorial on Tectonic plates we’re looking at how the plates affect the landscape of your world and so the environment …

Adding Tectonic Plates To Your World Map

Tectonic Plates are sections of a planet’s lithosphere (the crust and mantle of a planet) that your world continent will then sit upon. They are what …

Sanderson's fantasy world was created through fractals

A while back, fantasy author Brandon Sanderson told his fans that there are 'hidden secrets' in the map of Roshar that accompanies his <b>Stormlight</b> …

47 Key Concepts for Inventing a Fantasy Race or Culture - Blackstone Entertainment, Inc

Men, dwarves, elves, orcs, trolls, and goblins. These races, and many more like them, populate nearly every fantasy world ever created. Their …

How to Create a Fantasy World

Learning how to create a fantasy world that feels real to readers is easy when you follow these five steps:<p>Step 1: Plan the lie of the land<p>Creating a …

The no-bullshit guide to better town maps for your D&D campaign or fantasy novel

If you're interested in writing fiction in certain genres, or play tabletop role-playing games, there will come a time in your life where you're going to have to draw a map. Jonathan Roberts, who illustrated <i>The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones): Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow</i> …

Dan Roam’s Top 4 Secrets for Creating Extraordinary Presentations

Bad presentations – we’ve all seen them. Over-ridden with bullet points full of industry-speak. A hodge-podge of extraneous content. No structure, …

Roam

Information is Beautiful 7th Anniversary “Micro-Retro-Edition”

<b>For just $1.99 US or £1.49 UK own a special retro Kindle edition of our first infographic book, Information is Beautiful. (published as the Visual</b> …

Infographics

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Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: Nanodiamonds in an instant: Rice University-led team morphs nanotubes into tougher carbon for spacecraft, satellites

Home > Press > Nanodiamonds in an instant: Rice University-led team morphs nanotubes into tougher carbon for spacecraft, satellites<p><b>Transmission</b> …

Tapping the unused potential of photosynthesis

Scientists from the University of Southampton have reengineered the fundamental process of photosynthesis to power useful chemical reactions that …

We Risk Programming Inequality into Our DNA

The rich will be able to pay to live longer, healthier lives, and the poor might not.<p><i>This article appeared in the September issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE to subscribe.</i><p>Imagine having a chip in your brain to boost your concentration, or pumping artificial blood into your veins to improve …

Infrequently Asked Questions: How do fireflies light up?

Fireflies, lightning bugs — whatever you call them, they're a sight to behold on a summer evening, dotting the nightscape with their Mountain …

Earth - The strange reason why hagfish tie themselves into knots

Where to begin when describing the extraordinary biology of hagfish?<p>Like us they are vertebrates, but unlike us they do not actually have bony vertebrae in their backs: they are literally spineless. They have several hearts, and at least twice as much blood in their bodies as other fish. On top of …

Holloways: Roads Tunneled into the Earth by Time

<i>Sunken lane in Normandy, France (photograph by Jean-François Gornet/Flickr)</i><p>Appearing like trenches dragged into the earth, sunken lanes, also called …

Roads

Imaginary Maps In Fantasy Fiction

Over the course of the summer the Library of Congress in the United States published a wonderful online series called “<i>Imaginary Maps in Literature</i> …

Maps