Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Monday, June 17th, 2019
Take a tour of the Lunar Module.
The LM (or “LEM”, as it’s pronounced) has the appearance of an aeronautical joke, with not a trace of streamlining. Instead, it’s an insect-like asymmetrical collection of legs, angles, bulges, and surfaces that’s very hard to visualize. Frankly, it looks like it was thrown together on a Friday afternoon by someone in a hurry to go fishing.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Steven Pemberton’s presentation on the printing press, the internet, Moore’s Law, and exponential growth.
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
This documentary, made entirely with archive footage, looks like it will be amazing! I really hope I get to see it in a cinema.
Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
Aw! What about Michael Collins‽ He’s always the Ringo of the mission, even though he was the coolest dude.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
I love this idea of comparing human colour choices to those of a computer:
I decided to do two things: the top three most used colours of the photo decided by “a computer” and my hand picked choices. This method ended up revealing a couple of things about me.
I also love that this was the biggest obstacle to finding representative imagery:
I wanted this to be an exciting task but instead I only found repeated photos of my cat.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Surprisingly, it helps clients understand the HTML content prototype better. They now clearly see the difference and the relationship between content and design. In general it helps me explain the content-first process better and it helps them make more sense of it.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
A brief history of space concept art—Norman Rockwell, Chesney Bonestell, Robert McCall, Pat Rawlings, David Meltzer …all the classics.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Moonscape is a free and freely shareable high-definition documentary about the first manned Moon landing. Funded and produced by space enthusiasts from all over the world, it shows the full Apollo 11 landing and moonwalk, using only the original audio, TV and film footage and the original photographs, rescanned and restored from the best available sources, with full English subtitles (other languages will follow).
Saturday, May 28th, 2016
A profile of Chesley Bonestell. It’s amazing to think how much of his work was produced before we had even left this planet.
Sunday, March 6th, 2016
A brief history of lunar sci-fi.
No matter how much we want the science fiction dream to come true – and personally I would love it – the reality is that a lunar colony is very unlikely to ever be financially viable. It would be no surprise if we saw more expeditions to the moon, but all those wonderful visions of the high frontier recreated in space are more likely to apply to destinations with a better long-term future, like Mars, rather than the moon.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
A lovely little script from Nat to create a nice montage of images. It works by progressively enhancing a regular series of images in the markup.
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
A short story by Ian McDonald set in the same universe as his new novel Luna: New Moon.
Friday, January 2nd, 2015
A short profile of Michael Moorcock’s Elric series (though, for me, Jerry Cornelius is the champion that remains eternal in my memory).
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
We’re going back to the moon. With a robot. So we can take sublunarean samples.
You can help fund it on Kickstarter.
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Rhea and Titan, as seen by Cassini.
Friday, October 24th, 2014
A warm-hearted short story about a moonshot. By Tom Hanks.