When Disney conceived of making its psychedelic masterpiece Alice in Wonderland, it asked master illustrator Mary "It's a Small World" Blair to draw up a series of concept sketches for the art direction of the film. Blair's art was never used, alas -- for she made some of the most striking and lovely and just plain weird-ass art that anyone had ever done in the Alice canon (you can see many of them in this Flickr set).
Now Disney has released an abridged version of Lewis Carroll's book, accompanied by Blair's illustrations, beautifully, lavishly reproduced. This may just be the sweetest, loveliest Alice edition since the original Tenniel. The text abridgment is respectful and well-done, too (though I prefer Carroll's text).
The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College has a weekly newsletter devoted to drones. Here’s a sampling of the military and domestic drone technology spotlighted this week. The BBC looked at new anti-drone devices like Raytheon’s “Phaser” that may have been sent to the Middle East after the attack on Saudi […]
When Margaret Atwood published "The Handmaid's Tale" back in 1985, it was at the dawn of the Reagan era, when the gains made by feminism and other liberation movements trembled before an all-out assault mounted by a bizarre coalition of the super-rich and the (historically apolitical) evangelical movement; 35 years later, even more ground has been lost and in many ways it's hard to imagine a more apt moment for Atwood to have published a sequel: The Testaments.
“Long have I waited.” Us too, Emperor Palpatine.
Everybody could use a little improvement, especially those of us on the hunt for new careers. Each job requires a different set of skills, and that list can change from year to year or even month to month as new technologies emerge. When you’re in that race and need to learn fast, the old model […]
In recent years, natural language processing technology and language translation technology have advanced greatly. The trouble is, language translation software typically comes in the form of apps. And while your mileage may vary on their usefulness, they share one thing in common: a serious drain on the battery for your smartphone, the very thing you’ll […]
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