Reaction Shots and Reader Response at the Purple Wedding

Image of Joffrey Baratheon on Game of Thrones, choking, with text overlaid: 'Those shoes, with that dress?'

Image Credit: Cyndicyanide

[Note: Spoilers below the cut.]

As a Game of Thrones fan, I was pretty excited to watch this last week’s episode. It’d been a while since I’d watched, and the wedding of Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell gathered together many of the show’s beloved characters.

"Geneticists know what’s happenin'": Viral Science Rap


Image Credit: Baba Brinkman

In the spirit of Elizabeth’s “Picturing Poetry” post from a few weeks back, I’ve assembled a few of my favorite DIY science-rap videos. These multimedia productions collectively offer an alternative model for science communication, challenging top-down popularizations by talking-head experts and giving us new images of what it means to learn about and practice science.

Reverse Searching with Images

tin robot

Image credit: Tineye

A new resource added to our Images page is Tineye, a "reverse search engine" that allows you to input an image and find out "where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version." Using image identification technology, Tineye finds results from a database of over a billion images and includes the URL from which they originated so that the user can track the life of the image and, in some cases, determine its origin. 

DJ Spooky's Sound Unbound lecture

Ocean Flows

Image Credit: DJ Spooky's Website


In the wake of DJ Spooky's Sound Unbound rip mix burn lecture here at UT yesterday evening, I'd like to recap some of the topics covered last night. DJ Spooky's discussion of remixing, music and sound, art, and space and global adventuring resonate particularly well with recent discussions here on viz. Above is a representation of global ocean currents that DJ Spooky presented as the inspiration for his symphonies on ice. 

Remixing Science

Image Credit: John Boswell, "We Are All Connected"

H / T to Catherine

During today’s class discussion of Frankenstein, one of my students referenced the Symphony of Science, a series of electronic-music videos that “deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form.” The project intersects nicely with the upcoming DJ Spooky event as well as current conversations about the remix on viz. Also: it’s just seriously groovy.

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