IMG_1274 (by Katie Griesar)
(Editor’s note: This is a shameless plug for a free renegade parade I am throwing in Toronto tomorrow. It’s going to be amazing and you should come.)
Canadian cities all seem to have a contingent of whacky, free-spirited, “let’s throw glitter everywhere and dance” crazy kids. Tomorrow in…
For the last year of my life I’ve been working my butt off on this game - Trekking the National Parks. I designed it, created all the art, and now I’m self publishing it. So the time has finally come to launch on Kickstarter!
Besides being an independent artist, I’m also an avid gamer. My goal was to make something fun and easy to learn that families and friends could enjoy together.
So if you are a fan of games, National Parks, or even just my art, please help me out by pledging to this project! You can also help by simply reblogging this post. Thanks.
In the magazine this week, Margaret Talbot profiles the novelist John Green, and looks at how he created a vibrant fan community long before the release of his best-selling book, “The Fault in Our Stars”: http://nyr.kr/1iMf1MN
Illustration by Bartosz Kosowski.
It’s a long read, but well worth the time. Fantastic piece.
The best piece yet written, I think, about my books and the history of nerdfighteria.
There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states. If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be replaced with solar panels.
For the better part of a decade, the Idaho couple has been working on prototyping an industrial-strength panel that could withstand the weight of even the largest trucks. They now appear to have cracked the formula, developing a specially textured glass coating for the panels that can not only bear tremendous loads but also support standard tire traction.
By their reckoning, at peak installation their panelized roads could produce more than three times the electricity consumed in the U.S.
The material could power electric vehicles through a receiver plate mounted beneath the vehicle and a transmitter plate is installed in the road.
THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY IMPORTANT AND UNBELIEVABLY DISAPPOINTING THAT IT’S GOTTEN SUCH LITTLE ATTENTION.
PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IT, JUST HOW MANY ROADS THERE ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HOW MUCH ENERGY COULD BE PRODUCED USING THESE LIKE SERIOUSLY “THREE TIMES THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMED IN THE U.S”. IT’S NOT JUST GOING TO HELP REDUCE THE AMOUNTS OF GREEN HOUSE EMISSIONS, IT’S GOING TO CREATE JOBS IN THE COUNTRIES IT’S USED IN. IT HAS SO MUCH EXTRA STUFF IT’S UNBELIEVABLE HOW AMAZING THE ROAD COULD BE.
THESE PEOPLE ARE SAINTS, THEY’VE WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE WORKED JUST AS HARD TO GET TO THIS LEVEL BUT THEY STILL HAVE JUST UNDER $ 800,000 TO RAISE IN 15 DAYS.
THIS SORTA STUFF IS HOW WE’RE GOING TO CREATE A GREENER EARTH AND IT’S BEEN VIRTUALLY IGNORED BY TUMBLR. WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS STUFF AND THESE SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO SELFLESSLY DEDICATE THEIR WORK TO CREATING A BETTER WORLD.
PLEASASASASASSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS.
Science-Pone has spoken
Here’s their Indiegogo where you can contribute to this cause to support the realization of this concept!