EventsFeaturedGeekeryScience

The Science Behind the Sideshow

Have you ever wanted to know how someone walks barefoot on broken glass? What ’embouchure’ means and why it’s important in fire-eating? Wondered what it would feel like to stand on someone else’s head? Well, I’ve got a show for you! But you’ve got to come to Chicago this winter.

READ MORE →
Design

I Want To Ride My TV-Cycle

VanMoof sells bicycles. But printed on their shipping boxes is… a flat screen TV? Yes, and there’s a really good reason.

READ MORE →
FoodRecipe

Kitchen Lab: Thick as London Fog

I am not a tea person. I am, however, intrigued by how so many people can be so very, very fascinated by/addicted to it. What is it about tea, exactly? The flavor, the aroma, the slow, deliberate process, the warm cup in your hand? How is it such an entrenched part …

READ MORE →
Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/flurgh/
CosplayCraftingGeekeryWork in Progress

WIP Weekend: Death Eater

For the next installment of “My Friends Make Cool Stuff,” this Death Eater mask styled after the ones from the later Harry Potter films is just one part of what will eventually be a full costume.

READ MORE →
so dapper!
ArtMarketingPhotography

…And Your Little Cat, Too

How does a “semi internet famous cat” named Captain Pancakes violate Facebook’s terms of service? When he happens to be owned by a photographer who uses Facebook to promote her work.

READ MORE →
Crafting

I Tried It: Origami Star Wars X-Wing

When is the best time to try your hand at an overly-complicated, yet nerdy, origami fold? Close to midnight on a Sunday, of course! There it was in my Facebook feed last night: a friend had shared a link with a big ol’ enticing image of a paper X-Wing. In …

READ MORE →
An orange flag with a black horizontal stripe, alone on a beach. The view is toward the sea, with the flagpole stuck in the sand near the surf.
ActivismDesign

Do You Have a Flag?

The ten athletes of the Refugee Olympic Team, originating from four different countries, have been competing under the Olympic flag and anthem in this year’s Games. But a nonprofit called The Refugee Nation has organized to give them a flag and anthem of their own. The flag was designed by …

READ MORE →