Colbert tackles Gamergate

Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian was Stephen Colbert's guest last night. Can you guess what they discussed? "One man, one joystick—it's right there in Sega Genesis"

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What is energy?

As long as there's been a universe, there has been energy. But what is energy? The YouTube SciShow answers that in this short video from their “World's Most Asked Questions” series.

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Baman and Piderman, Season 3

Thanks to the generous Kickstarter funding of Boing Boing readers and others, the delightful Baman and Piderman cartoon is back for another season! (Thanks, Lindsay!)

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WATCH: Low-energy holography from recycled parts

Todd Bryant demonstrates this interesting three-channel video sculpture at Tisch ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program). He explains it's made entirely from reused and recycled parts and uses a low-energy consumption form of projection.

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Dramatic videos of Orbital Sciences Antares rocket explosion from plane and nearby press site

Two dramatic videos that capture the unfortunate explosion of the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket: one from a plane at 3,000 feet, and the other from the press area near the launchpad. More

Let's Play Neuromancer

 

In celebration of William Gibson's newest work, here's Leigh Alexander taking a crack at the 1988 Interplay adaptation of Neuromancer.

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Woman who documented sexual harassment receives rape threats

Shoshana B Roberts spent 10 hours walking the streets of New York with a hidden camera crew, documenting over 100 catcalls (plus countless less-visible forms of harassment), as part of a campaign from Hollaback, who work to fight street harassment of women.

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WATCH: FPV drone racing feels like flying the forests of Endor

First-person view (FPV) drone enthusiasts are starting to organize into racing leagues. Olivier Yogandjian shared this dizzying footage of a forest FPV drone race that feels like a cross between a speeder bike and a pod racer zipping across Endor, right up to the crash.

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WATCH: Japanese doll maker at work

Many thanks to Andreas for sharing this lovely video of a doll maker in Japan.

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Big Magic for Little Hands - new magic trick book for kids

Written by magician Joshua Jay, Big Magic for Little Hands is a pleasingly giant-sized book of 25 tricks for kids ages 7 and up.

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Music: "Ball of Confusion," The Undisputed Truth (1970)

My favorite cover of the Temptations hit.

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Hip hop video made from stock footage

Peter Greenless used bland stock video clips of people doing business to make a surreal video for the late DJ Rashad Harden's killer cut "She A Go."

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WATCH: Dog's-eye view of going off-leash

Ever wonder what it feels like to be a dog who FINALLY gets let off-leash? Witness the excitement as this GoPro-equipped yellow lab bounds across the rocks toward a very happy ending.

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J. Mascis covers Mazzy Star

J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. fame performs a lovely cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You." The track will be released as a 7" Sub Pop single on November 28 for Record Store Day Black Friday.

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Painting with fire

Artist Steve Pazuk uses a flame to "paint" shadows on paper and then manipulates the soot with various tools to produce marvelous dreamlike imagery.

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