Max Dupain - The Dolls Hospital
Literature’s Ten Most Disturbing Sociopaths
“Lela Gwenn had a dream: cosplay as some of her favorite heroes, and then get tied up and photographed by Sandman Slim author Richard Kadrey. The model and writer raised over $4000 on Kickstarter to make it happen, and here’s your first look at the results, exclusively on io9…”
“You may never get to drink at the Cantina — but you can still visit some real-life watering holes that celebrate your favorite stories. We’ve already shown you science-fictional bars we’d like to visit and people whose homes are based on spaceships, but here are real joints that boast a TARDIS, AT-ATs or the Martian landscape…”
“…Turn out the lights, pray to your dead gods, and join us while we dare insanity to bring you a list of the real world locations both horrible and mundane, that inspired some of Lovecraft’s most famous works. Cthulhu Fhtagn!…”
Music on the Bones
When vinyl was scarce various underground retailers sought out alternatives. One such alternative was to print music on old discarded x-rays they recovered from the Soviet hospital. The result was a flimsy disk with ghostly images of rib cages and broken limbs imprinted on the plastic.
This newly advanced prosthetic limb is the result of a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University. The arm has the ability to accurately detect vibration,temperature, contact with objects and degree of pressure. It also has up to 27 degrees of freedom of moment, making it far more than a cosmetic addition.
But the biggest attribute of the arm is its ability to be controlled by thought, the one feature viewed as the last hurdle to truly functional mechanical replacement limbs.