I should do this more often but, you know, time constraints…
twitter.com/wastholm/status/478908547020120064, posted 17 Jun by peter
I have just been informed that it's beer o'clock. I'm okay with that.
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www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/06/12/films/the-most-important-sci-fi-film-never-made/, posted 16 Jun by peter in movie scifi toread
Set on a desolate desert planet which produces a mind-altering drug that enables intergalactic travel, “Dune” cried out for an adventurous director to adapt it. David Lynch tried in 1984, and it was a disaster, but could Jodorowsky have done better? Director Frank Pavich tantalizes us with just that possibility in his wonderful documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” which tells the full story of “The greatest movie never made” (as the tagline puts it).
“Once you are familiar with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s movies and then you hear that that guy’s next project was going to be ‘Dune,’ and you learn about the amazing actors he had lined up — Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, Orson Welles — and you hear Pink Floyd was going to do the soundtrack … You wanna see that movie!” says Pavich, speaking at a post-screening Q&A at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival.
wastholm.tumblr.com/post/88849787392/todays-picnic-lunch-at-mulle-meck, posted 15 Jun by peter
www.raspberrypi.org/train-your-rat-behavioural-science-at-home/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=train-your-rat-behavioural-science-at-home, posted 13 Jun by peter in automation bird cognition diy toread
They’re not just used by behavioural scientists: a Skinner box can be a useful device for training pets, especially pets with a reasonable amount of smarts, like parrots or rats. It can automate the process you may have already used with your pet, where “correct” behaviour is rewarded – walk to heel, get a doggy snack.
Skinner boxes are also pretty expensive. So Katherine Scott, computer vision and robotics expert, electronics ninja and rat owner/trainer, has built her own, which she intends to release as an open source device when she’s finished refining it.
www.konserthuset.se/Default.aspx?MenuId=95&Meny=Sommar%2b14%3a%2bUtst%C3%A4llningar%2boch%2bvisningar&InformationPageItemId=206&Kategori=Visningar+f%C3%B6r+barn, posted 12 Jun by peter in culture forkids music stockholm sweden todo
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wastholm.tumblr.com/post/88506008812/walking-home-at-the-royal-palace-of-stockholm, posted 11 Jun by peter