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Mini Macro
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birthday
December 31
Bio
Broadcaster, PR and Communications worker. Labouring hard...digitally. Worked my little butt off in TV, radio, print, communications and PR. Obsessed with communications, visual art, science fiction, and old as well as new media. Now living in sushi-eating lotus land up north.

AUGUST 20, 2014 4:05PM

Halt and Catch Fire: Recap

   Irma Arkus

Recent addition to my viewing schedule is AMCs Halt and Catch Fire which according to EW today is getting a very welcomed second season renewal.

The show, created by  Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, set in 1980s, depicts the riveting ups and downs of person… Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2013 10:16PM

Katheryn Bigelow: The Banality of Evil

 

Zero Dark Thirty is, at this point, a talked-about film, showcasing another Katheryn Bigelow project that will undoubtedly feature saturated, crisp colors, good acting, exquisite cinematography...yet the film's subject matter brings up the much needed political critique of not only thi… Read full post »

DECEMBER 25, 2012 8:06PM

The Problem With Argo

This year in cinematography produced some really interesting examples of storytelling. Of these, Argo, a Ben Affleck-directed feature film, received critical acclaim. While I enjoyed the film, I was also angered and disturbed by it, which presented me with a delicate problem - one that may shed some… Read full post »

I watch a lot of movies and a large majority of them are pretty forgettable, contrived, and lacking any sort of inspiration or fire. But every now and then something comes along and… Read full post »

We are witness to the end of the world as we know it. According to latest coverage from Wired, US government purports it has the legal right to seize any domain, and the… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2012 1:26PM

Alcatraz Is No Fringe

While Fringe is winding down, with Fox announcing this fourth season will also be its last, J. J. Abrams unveiled its supposed TV inheritor: Alcatraz.

On the surface, Alcatraz has numerous similarities to… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2012 1:07PM

Falling Skies embroiled in a court case


Corptocracy is getting complicated these days, as font use is kicking both Harry Potter and Falling Skies franchises. Matius Gerardo Grieck, a font specialist and designer, has filed a lawsuit naming TBS and/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 8, 2011 2:33AM

Game of Thrones: Season 2 Preview

Glimpse of long awaited Season 2 of the greatest show in the world: Game of Thrones. Based on George R. R. Martin’s incredible series of novels, the show, made by HBO, has exceeded… Read full post »

OCTOBER 10, 2011 8:19PM

The Princess Bride: Reunion

Russell McOrmond hails from Ottawa and is an outspoken critic of new measures introduced in Bill C-32, a bill aiming to reform current copyright laws in Canada, specifically those regarding draconian Digital Locks.

Tune… Read full post »

OCTOBER 4, 2011 2:14AM

Lord of Recycling (LotR parody )

The latest Megasteakman video is out and turns the humble act of recycling into an epic battle for the fate of the world. It’s a Lord of the Ring’s parody that uses littering… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2011 3:37AM

Miku Hastune live …. what.

It happened awhile ago, but the concerts are still going. What concerts? Miku Hastune and the vocoder characters live. Live? You mean like actors in cosplay, right? The characters are fictional they can’tRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 8:16AM

Seeing what the brain sees.

Recently Berkley scientists used fMRI data to reconstruct images processed by the brain by using YouTube videos to build a computer vision model. Linked above are some of the reconstructions they’ve made using… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 6:22AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO and Dubstep Guns

So my buddies down at Megasteakman have uncovered some deleted scenes from George Lucus’ endless reimaginings of the Star Wars Franchise. Yes, it’s all about the No’s. The guys at Megasteakman are longtime… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 6:33PM

PLUGGED IN CYBORGS: Going Wireless

NYTimes reports of new advancements in telekinesis, of the electronic kind, of course.

New developments in electroencephalography suggest that Army (yes, you military giants with seemingly incalculable budgets for all kinds of nifty and… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 7:11AM

LEGO electrophoresis

http://citizensciencequarterly.com/2011/09/12/lego-electrophoresis-box/

Gel electrophoresis is a molecular biology technique that is often used to visualize, purify, or separate DNA based on the size of the DNA molecules inside a solution. It uses an electric… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 3:55PM

Back to the Future 2 running shoes

It’s the future and now we finally have the appropriate footware. Nike is releasing a line of running shoes inspired by the futuristic running shoes that Marty McFly uses in Back to the… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2011 3:25PM

Creative Ideas Get You Nowhere

New research at the University of Pennsylvania reveals that most people reject truly creative ideas.

The organizational behaviour study, The Bias Against Creativity: Why People Desire But Reject Creative Ideas, scheduled to be published… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2011 8:00PM

Doctor Who: Let’s Kill Hitler

In the latest round of interviews on the subject of Doctor Who, Moffat reveals some uncomfortable hints and truths: for one, he is less enthusiastic about Doctor Who than he is about Sherlock,… Read full post »

There is a patent war at hand, and all the telecommunications companies engaged in these protracted, legal battles. In the latest face-off, Samsung’s legal team resorted to using clips from 2001: A Space… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2011 7:34PM

NASA Goes Sci-Fi

NASA has recently lost its space shuttle program. The space, as of now, is largely a private affair. It may seem like a win, but really, looking at it closer, it is largely… Read full post »

Few years ago, when Iraq war was at its very ugly head, the rumours flooded the media regarding an established Iraqi scientists who made headway on research into underwater propulsion and was scooped off… Read full post »

watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XayxMPrUP4

The newly released trailer full of fresh faces is meant to reboot a relatively new franchise. Not unusual for a comic book, yet a relatively short time for a film… Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2011 6:14AM

Bioelectrodes

Awhile ago on the show I mentioned a bit about bioelectrodes made from enzyme-coated nanotubes. Here’s the paper that was published on it:

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v2/n6/full/ncomms1365.html?WT.ec_id=NCOMMS-20110628

What I found really cool was that it provi… Read full post »