Twerking to Beethoven, new CBDFree, and the Downfall of Packets

Posted by on 8 November 2013 | Comments


KIWICON!

Yesterday I learned to pick locks (handcuffs double-locked behind my back I can do, but arg tumbler locks!), and the madness kicks off properly this arvo. Can't wait, and will hopefully see some of you there! I'll be the girl in the blak hoodie :P

Living Light

squiptriptychFriend, fellow blogger/science communicator and awesome scientist Siouxsie Wiles has teamed up with artist Rebecca Klee for this exhibition, on in Auckland, showing the amazing properties of bioluminescent (i.e. glowy) bacterium Vibrio fisheri. A must-see! If you want to know more about these cool critters, check out Siouxsie's youtube channel, containing some great animated explanations. 

New Free Wi-Fi in Wellington

CBDFree's newest incarnation has gone live. W00h00! I'm told they'll also be producing place/location-specific wi-fi spots :)

Razor taken to CSIRO

OH FFS! /looks about for a wall to punch

In an age where it has become extremely clear that healthy science and tech ecosystems make for healthy economic ecosystems, this seems unbelievably stupid, but right up Abbott's anti-science alley.

Australia, australia, australia. THIS IS WHY YOU CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS. 

 Burlesque Dancer Twerks To Beethoven, And It’s As Amazing As It Sounds (Video)

It really, really is. And just like all my favourite burlesque it's smart, shows enormous skill, and elicits happy laughter/giggles ;)

Tough Room 2011

Ye gods, but the editorial space at (awesome) satirical newspaper The Onion is a tough one...

SVS - Downfall of Packets

Oh, god, I can't stop laughing. Beautiful Downfall remix, and it's always funnier when it's about someone you know :P

What's the worst part about working at Google?

The worst part of working at Google, for many people, is that they're overqualified for their job.

An interesting viewpoint of the place that's been lionised as near-heaven :)

Will I really steal your idea?

Next time you ask someone to sign an NDA (or are asked to yourself), think on this....

 

Honourable mention

cosplay 5 650x514Just The Two Of Us

Funny, haunting, some melancholy - beautiful photoset of cosplayers, still in their costumes, doing normal house stuff.

Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data

A live, streamed interview with incredible data visualiser, and developed of Circos, "an open source visualization tool that arranges tabular data in circular form" Martin Krzywinski.

 

And finally...

A. R. Wallace: The Other Guy to Discover Natural Selection

Absolutely stunning paper-puppet animation celebrating the life of Alfred Russel Wallace, the man co-credited (yet often forgotten) with Charles Darwin for the theory of natural selection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo-BxHWtGNQ

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