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Ask Ayn

<i>After a couple of appearances on the interview program “Donahue,” in 1979 and 1980, the author and philosopher Ayn Rand enjoyed something of a renaissance in popular culture, including a week as a panelist on “Match Game” and a guest appearance on “Fantasy Island” as the Spirit of Capitalism. In</i> …

3D printing maniac builds entire film SLR camera with $30 in parts

Film cameras are sadly a dying breed, but 3D printers are just starting their march to the mainstream consumer market. Thankfully for 35mm film devotees everywhere, the latter could ensure that analog cameras never disappear entirely. Specifically, thanks can be directed at Léo Marius, whose …

Audio Hacker Shield

Nootropic Design (creators of the Defusable Clock kit) are bringing the “noisy stuff” with the Audio Hacker Shield, which<p>allows you to perform realtime digital signal processing. Record audio samples into memory and play them back. Mix samples, manipulate audio, build audio effects, or synthesize …

Masahiro Sakurai discusses the reasons for choosing Super Smash Bros.' latest characters

Masahiro Sakurai, director of the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> title, finally had something to say about his current project in the new issue of <i>Famitsu</i> magazine. "I'm writing this around the end of the first day of E3," he wrote in his regular column. "It's about 3 a.m. local time …

Arcade designs reveal Gauntlet’s secret life

A new museum exhibit featuring a trove of design documents is set to reveal insights into breakout arcade hits of the mid-1980s like <i>Gauntlet,</i> and the intense challenges faced by Atari and other big games outfits of that time.<p>Atari By Design opens at the National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y. on …

The Science of Lucid Dreaming and How to Learn to Control Your Dreams, Animated

As if the science of sleep and the emotional function of dreaming weren’t fascinating enough in and of themselves, things get even more bewildering when it comes to lucid dreaming — a dream state in which you’re able to manipulate the plot of the dream and your experience in it. But how, exactly, …

The Classics: 'Commandos 2: Men of Courage'

Dismantling the Nazi war machine has never required such finesse<p>For a game with an almost cartoonish art style, <i>Commandos 2: Men of Courage</i> happens to be one of the most visceral and realistic recreations of the Second World War. Unlike the legions of gung-ho WW2 shoot-em-ups that have you blasting …

Henrybuilt's Opencase Storage System Works In A Wide Range Of Applications And Is Designed To Evolve With The User’s N... - #54002

Henrybuilt's Opencase storage system works in a wide range of applications and is designed to evolve with the user’s needs over time - a single panel …

Making Really Good Pizza At Home Is Hard To Do. But I Always Have Much Better Luck With These Little Pizzettes. - #44127

Making really good pizza at home is hard to do. But I always have much better luck with these little pizzettes.

Also Known As The Good Women's Soup, This Classic French Country Soup Is Made With Leeks, Carrots And Potatoes. - #43722

Also known as the Good Women's Soup, this classic French country soup is made with leeks, carrots and potatoes.

Sweet + Savory Is The PERFECT Combo – And These Bacon Caramels Knock It Out Of The Park! - #43723

9 Books on Reading and Writing

Hardly anything does one’s mental, spiritual, and creative health more good than resolving to read more and write better. Today’s reading list addresses these parallel aspirations. And since the number of books written about reading and writing likely far exceeds the reading capacity of a single …

Science, Storytelling, and “Gut Churn”: Jad Abumrad on the Secrets of Creative Success

Since 2004, <i>Radiolab</i> has been sparking a singular kind of magic at the intersection of science and storytelling, redefining not only public radio but also the “role of scientific culture in modern society,” to borrow Richard Feynman’s words.<p>In this fantastic talk from The 99% Conference, <i>Radiolab</i> …

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits

<i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone,”</i> the William James’s famous words on habit echo. <i>“Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.”</i><p>Given this omnibus of the daily routines of famous writers was not only one of my favorite articles to …

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

Sci-fi interfaces

In the first post I shared how I built a set of screen sci-fi shows that deal with AI (and I’ve already gotten some nice recommendations on other …

Why a Warby Parker flagship retail store is a big moment for online brands (video)

A few years ago when I floated the idea that Amazon (s amzn) would one day experiment with the idea of a retail store in order to project the Amazon …

Spaghetti With Tomato And Oregano, Simple, Basic, Delicious - #42148

Real-time map of all forests on Earth launches later this year

An online map that tracks in near real-time the vegetation area of all the world's forests simultaneously will launch later this year, after a preview was shown at a United Nations summit yesterday. Called "Global Forest Watch 2.0," the map is a project years in the making led by the World …

April 2013

Does the Sneaker Have to Matter?

An interview with Ken Levine, the mind behind BioShock<p>Last winter, I received an interesting invitation. Would I, and my video-game-writing partner, …

Garlic & Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

If you haven’t already figured out, I’m a big fan of little bites and all things that are stuffed. When I happened upon these little morsels on …

How Bungie shaped Destiny from fantasy to 'mythic sci-fi' world

When Bungie set off on its journey to build an all-new universe for <i>Destiny</i>, the mythic science fiction, "shared world shooter" it unveiled earlier this year, it started with a more traditional fantasy concept starring wizards, grub lords and giant frogs battling in ancient settings.<p>Bungie also …

Cart Life wins big at the 15th annual Independent Games Festival Awards

At tonight's 15th annual Independent Games Festival awards, held at the Game Developers Conference, Richard Hofmeier's <i>Cart Life</i> won three of its three category nominations, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Excellence in Narrative and the Nuovo Award.<p><i>FTL: Faster than Light</i> won one of its …