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Reads tagged with “geek”

Paleo-Pundit: 1963 Educational Film about Lasers
Paleo-Pundit: 1963 Educational Film about Lasers

What microwave oscillators have to do with ray guns and the fundamentals of creativity.

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Everything Explained Through Flowcharts
Everything Explained Through Flowcharts

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5 Cross-Disciplinary Cookbooks
5 Cross-Disciplinary Cookbooks

What Dracula, liquid nitrogen and hackers have to do with IKEA furniture.

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Gift Guide: Kids & The Eternal Kid
Gift Guide: Kids & The Eternal Kid

From thinking to tinkering, by way of color, music and photography.

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Kidrobot QR Scavenger Hunt
Kidrobot QR Scavenger Hunt

Why vinyl is at the cutting edge of technology, or how to scan your way around Manhattan.

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American Software: The Titans of Silicon Valley in 8-Bit Animation
American Software: The Titans of Silicon Valley in 8-Bit Animation

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MakerLegoBot: A 3D LEGO Meta-Printer
MakerLegoBot: A 3D LEGO Meta-Printer

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Art for the Age of Transparency: BBC DataArt
Art for the Age of Transparency: BBC DataArt

Layman geekery, or what documentary footage has to do with 3D and Brian Eno.

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Biology-Inspired Art
Biology-Inspired Art

Swine flu, eye color, and what fractals have to do with gene sequences.

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Notes & Neurons: Music, Emotion and the Brain
Notes & Neurons: Music, Emotion and the Brain

From axons to a cappella, or why music gives us chills and thrills.

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