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Happy (almost) Autumn! A book and calendar of my comics have just been published by Abrams. 
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kleer001
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The Past Sure is Tense

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Is writing a book hard?

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kleer001
26 days ago
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Writing a book is easy, just put one word after the next until you're done. Writing a good book is difficult.
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The Phenomenon Of “Crown Shyness” Where Trees Avoid Touching

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Photo © Dag Peak. San Martin, Buenos Aires.

Crown shyness is a naturally occurring phenomenon in some tree species where the upper most branches in a forest canopy avoid touching one another. The visual effect is striking as it creates clearly defined borders akin to cracks or rivers in the sky when viewed from below. Although the phenomenon was first observed in the 1920s, scientists have yet to reach a consensus on what causes it. According to Wikipedia it might simply be caused by the trees rubbing against one another, although signs also point to more active causes such as a preventative measure against shading (optimizing light exposure for photosynthesis) or even as a deterrent for the spread of harmful insects. (via Kottke, Robert Macfarlane)

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kleer001
29 days ago
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An interesting solution to the tragedy of the commons problem
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jth
38 days ago
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I love this -- some trees grow to avoid contact in their canopy, called crown shyness.
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darthduckie
42 days ago
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This is wild

Intel just admitted that people don’t trust self-driving cars

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Intel has big plans for self-driving cars, but public opinion stands in the way. The company, which has announced a slew of partnerships–including a collaboration with BMW–believes the technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. In fact, it’s almost ready to go to market. The next huge hurdle is getting people to feel safe in … Continue reading “Intel just admitted that people don’t trust self-driving cars”

Intel has big plans for self-driving cars, but public opinion stands in the way. The company, which has announced a slew of partnerships–including a collaboration with BMW–believes the technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. In fact, it’s almost ready to go to market. The next huge hurdle is getting people to feel safe in autonomous vehicles.

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kleer001
30 days ago
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People originally didn't feel safe in automatic elevators
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Millennials in 2087

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Millennials in 2087 Gramma was true to herself, until the very end.



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Janaina Mello Landini’s Fractal Rope Installations

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Janaina Mello Landini's work may appear as representations of the circulatory system of the human body or roots from the natural world. But in truth, Landini’s work is created from unbraided rope, meticulously twisted and arranged and emblematic of a number of concepts. Zipper Galeria says that she combines her knowledge of "architecture, physics and mathematics" to creature each work.
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