Welcome to the working week, you people of Earth. Let’s start it off with some positive thoughts aka the Quickies. Onward!
Our Chief here at the Lab, Amy Davis Roth, is doing the United Way walk to end homelessness in Los Angeles. The goal this year is find homes for all of the homeless veterans. You can donate to the Surly cause here.
More on the fascinating artist Dennis Cooper, someone I consider to be a pioneer in this creative exploration. Asking the question, Are GIFs The Future Of Novels?
Although I want to know as little as possible when I go to see this movie, you can read this review at arstechnica. “The Martian” brings science, largely unchanged, from book to screen.
Speaking of Mars, watch Elon Musk on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talk about how we could make Mars habitable with thermonuclear bombs.
This is a beautiful memorial that allows for real reflection. It’s taken 14 years to complete.
The Flight 93 National Memorial
Originally found here.
The memorial was designed by Paul Murdoch Architects of Los Angeles, CA with Nelson Byrd Woltz of Charlottesville, VA who won the international competition in 2005. Read more about the memorial and the site’s significance at this clear and concise FAQ from the National Park Service.
Featured image is by David Irvine of The Gnarled Branch who paints onto old thrift store paintings.