I had the pleasure of being a part of a brand new science magazine, Nautilus. I was asked to illustrated seven articles and the cover. Over the next few days, I’ll be posting my images from the debut issue, which focused on the question of human uniqueness in the universe.
First up, this image above, is about creating empathetic robots.
This is a great image, but man - you should check out the <a href=”http://nautil.us/issue/1/what-makes-you-so-special’>new science magazine John is drawing for, Nautilus</a>. Interesting articles, and a really compelling site design.
Citizen Science! You can volunteer to transcribe labels in a natural history museum, all from the comfort of your own chair. There’s a great set of insects, as well as birds and pressed plant specimens.
Of course I’m disproportionately fond of coleoptera, but I think this is worth spending free time on just to see the photos of the beetle specimens.
Hat tip to @chris_radcliff for the link.
Today I Learned: you can track every large commercial & passenger vessel online.
Also, there is a major clusterfail in Hong Kong this week due to a strike at the port.
Prester John at Nerd Nite Lawrence
On March 12 I got to talk at Nerd Nite Lawrence. I forced the crowd to learn about my pseudo-historical obsession, Prester John of the Indies. There are my slides.