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David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner and leads Medium's creative studio. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Watch: Twin Peaks trailer redone as papercraft

Here's the trailer for the original Twin Peaks made entirely from paper.

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Silk: wonderfully simple psychedelic art generator


Silk is a lovely interactive generative art web app. Created by Yuri Vishnevsky with audio by Mat Jarvis, it's also available as an iOS app. Silk

Listen: Wayne Coyne's "Lynchian" dinner party soundtrack


The inimitable Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne created a "Lynchian Party Soundtrack" for the Dinner Party Download playlist project. Have a listen!

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Gin made from red wood ants

The Cambridge Distillery collaborated with the Nordic Food Lab on Anty Gin, a limited-edition spirit containing red wood ant distillate.

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Animation: What you think about OCD is probably wrong

This excellent animated video by Dr. Natascha Santos and her collaborators debunks common misconceptions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Hopefully it'll discourage some people from saying "I'm so OCD" when they don't suffer from OCD.

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Butt model and virtual patient to teach prostate exam


This is Patrick, a model butt combined with virtual patient software that helps train medical students on proper technique and bedside manner when giving a prostate exam.

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Watch: Incredible finger dancer

This fellow is a master finger tutter.

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Watch: NYC MTA explains subway delays with 8-bit video

New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority created this delightful video to explain subway delays. I'd enjoy playing this game while waiting for a train.

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National Geographic on weed


Just the cover of National Geographic's marijuana issue generated quite a buzz (rimshot) when posted here last week. Hampton Sides' cover story is a deep look at the science of weed with a focus on how, as Hebrew University chemist Raphael Mechoulam puts it, marijuana is a “medicinal treasure trove waiting to be discovered."

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Quadriplegic man with brain interface controls robot arm with intent


At Caltech, Erik Sorto, a quadriplegic, controlled a robot arm with his mind to drink a beer, feed himself, and play video games.

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Pac-Man bathroom mosaic tile


Portland's Ground Kontrol Arcade features amazing Pac-Man mosaic tile floors in the restrooms.

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Watch mechanical orchestra of knives play disco

Neil Mendoza's "Electric Knife Orchestra," a system of electrified and mechanized blades, cover the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive."

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Damien Hirst pill and skull jewelry


This elegant Damien Hirst 18 carat gold charm bracelet dangles with a diamond skull and a variety of gold pills, embossed with their appropriate pharmaceutical compound number and logo. It's only £25,000. A variety of similar necklaces run £1,750 to £10,000, depending on the metal. Damien Hirst jewelry (Other Criteria, thanks Lindsay Winterhalter!)


Video: One artist's 16 years of selfies

Artist JK Keller's "Living My Life Faster" is a video depicting 16 years of selfies.

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Where is my damned jetpack?


This is the the Small Rocket Lift Device (SRLD), developed by engineer Wendell F. Moore of Bell Aerosystems in the late 1950s. Unfortunately, the SRLD isn't in my garage ready for my commute but rather at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Watch: Making of a Star Wars wax museum exhibit

Watch how 180 sculptors at Madame Tussauds London wax museum recreated Star Wars in the uncanny valley.

What creeps us out and why?

Knox College psychologist Frank T McAndrew was curious about the nature of creepiness so he and student Sara Koehnke surveyed 1,300 people to identify "the building blocks of creepiness."

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