The Endz (Mangchi Hammer). Ink and Digital, 9 x 12”, 2014.
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Today’s Classic: Venus and Tannhäuser
1. By Otto Knille (1873)
2. By John Collier (1901)
3. By Jacques Clément Wagrez (c 1870)
4. By Aubrey Beardsley (1880)
5. By Laurence Koe (1896)
“Science Vs. Witchcraft”, a band from Rochester, NY is releasing an EP soon. They cleverly used 5.25” Floppy diskettes, took out the magnetic disk and replaced it with their CD. (who knew the two are practically the exact same size?) They also went one step further and made a custom sleeves & label causing it resemble an old 1980’s PC game complete with ACSII art and Pixelized Images. (via AZLTRON: Science VS Witchcraft)
Bonde do Rolê- Marina Gasolina
I dance like a skanky hoochie to this song.
A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)
The Baltimore Book Festival starts today and runs through Sunday, September 28! Alas, due to renovation work on the Washington Monument, the Book Festival will be held at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The Johns Hopkins University Press and the George Peabody Library will be a hosting a variety of events, including the ever-popular JHUP book sale, in the Visitor Center. Browse our schedule!
(Photos taken at last year’s Book Festival by our wonderful photography intern Eric Chen!)