- Alan Moore hates films based on his comics so he’s making his own: Moore is working on a new, indie short film series dubbed Show Pieces, and he’s teamed up with photographer Mitch Jenkins to make it happen. Considering how vehemently he has opposed films based on his comics, it’s definitely interesting to see him branching out into the medium.
- Gateway of the Mind: In 1983, a team of deeply pious scientists conducted a radical experiment in an undisclosed facility. The scientists had theorized that a human without access to any senses or ways to perceive stimuli would be able to perceive the presence of God.
- What Happened to Cyberpunk?: Cyberpunk, in the popular consciousness, conjures a glut of dissociated images: Blade Runner’s slummy urban landscape, hackers in sunglasses, Japanese cyborgs, grubby tech, digital intoxication, Keanu Reeves as Johnny Mnemonic. But it began as an insanely niche subculture within science fiction, one which articulated young writerly distaste for the historically utopian optimism of the medium and, in turn, provided an aesthetic reference point for burgeoning hacker culture, before metastasizing into a full-on cultural trend.
- Bike cross country in your basement with Google Streetview: Biking cross-country is a worthwhile pursuit, but then you’ll have to deal with terrible drivers, rain, bugs, and heat. [Jeff Adkins] over at lowendmac has a neat solution to exploring the country via bicycle without ever leaving the safety and air conditioning of your basement.
(Links sent by @sajtoshu and @honeymooncroon – dunno the source for the goggled monochrome crow lady of ROCK)