August 2012 Blog Posts (66)

Sanford Biggers Studio Visit in NYC, etc.

As part of my research I am covering the Afrofuturist influence in contemporary art, so I thought I should share with you the post about my visit to Sanford Biggers' studio this week.

http://netarthud.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/sanford-biggers-studio-visit-in-nyc

More specifically, if you're in the Northeast of the U.S. check out Sanford's show, The…

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Added by NettieB on August 31, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

‘African Cosmos,’ at National Museum of African Art

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

http://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/African-Cosmos-Stellar-Arts-4781

This first major exhibition of some 90 objects explores how the celestial bodies of the sun, moon, and stars and such celestial phenomena as rainbows and eclipses serve as sources of inspiration in the creation of African art, both traditional and…

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Added by NettieB on August 31, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Sugar Star...



...if humankind were to ever travel 400 light years, at least we wouldn't have to pack a lunch!


(Yeah, that was POP-corny!) Smiley It's Friday though...…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 31, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments

Commentary...



USA Science and Engineering Festival -…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 30, 2012 at 7:10am — No Comments

Dillon And The Pirates of Xonira

Once upon a time in the far away island nation of Xonira, Dillon was instrumental in halting a bloody revolution and handing the reins of power over to Lord Chancellor C'jai. Now, a mysterious group of international businessmen contact Dillon with evidence that Dillon's old friend, the Lord Chancellor C'jai, is engaging in high seas piracy in the oceans surrounding Xonira. In order to discover the truth behind the matter, Dillon decides to fight fire with fire and assembles a motley…

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Added by Derrick Ferguson on August 29, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

New Priestess Art!

Presenting the newest cover art for Volume II of the Priestess Short Story series. This new work shows the 'Goddess in a Mortal Body' victorious after a little Demon hunting at the Delta…

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Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on August 29, 2012 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Short Story 13 by Robert Trujillo

To read the poem that accompanies this image, check me out:…

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Added by Robert Trujillo on August 29, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

One-Molecule Thick...

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 29, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

I just wanted to share with you the Inter-Galactic Law Enforcement Agency's newest toy "Shahondradon"

I want to introduce the Inter-Galactic Law Enforcement Agency/Military Division's new battle ship called "Shahondradon".



Join the briefing...



I.G.L.E.A. Military Base Manipura 07:00 :



The auditorium is filled with IGLEA military personnel all in military fatigues. Even Ohnmeis's team were issued IGLEA military gear. The auditorium seated 10,000 people. The seats were filled to capacity.…
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Added by Taj Sonchai on August 28, 2012 at 10:38pm — No Comments

CB Press Titles now online!!

ComicBandit Press (CB Press) is an independent publishing company based out Nigeria/Africa. It's been a long time coming, but I'm finally glad to announce that we're finally released our four launch products!

The Prince of wolves: The Legend of Eibar Storhm.

The Broken Pot: A book of Nigerian…

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Added by Niyi Adeniji on August 28, 2012 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Section 31: Mission Angst

Kenneth Dumaka, Section 31 agent in training, looked around the vast, gaudily adorned Hall of Light, more to detract from his increasing unease than to observe. The Hall was a perfect replica of a typical Andorran place of assemblage, with its sharply arched ceiling, and thin, spiral-faceted columns lining a transluscent perimeter. The difference lay in location. This Hall floated in space, encased in nine square miles of thick, tri-alloy superstructure.

The station was called…

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Added by Ronald T. Jones on August 28, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

The Priestess: A Time for Finding One's Place, Part 5

Little Fish prepares to make a fateful decision as the Priestess confronts the dark god Qatula! Fearful for his wife's safety, the Valley Knight races to the Priestess' aid! Will the Priestess be able to stop Little Fish before it's too late? All will be revealed in the conclusion of, 'The Priestess: A Time…

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Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on August 28, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Evil Walks. Part 8.

Bill Green felt nervous as he was driving his black ford SUV down Liberty Avenue in the city of Pittsburgh. The young black male took his right hand from the steering wheel to loosen two more buttons on his blue shirt in order to cool off a bit more. On a hot summer day like this he was starting to regret wearing his black jeans instead of a pair of shorts. His black sneakers were causing his feet to sweat. Bill could have dressed in a more cooler…

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Added by Barry K. Nelson on August 28, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

ramblings of an enslave in retro america

Most of the people I associate with are of average intelligence. They work, play, some go to church. I probably am more spiritually involved than a lot, but maybe not. We live in our dreams, our hopes and our prayers. That is the point. We live in fantasy, in dreams, in spiritual constructs so much that reality is redefined. The $25 tennis shoe is bought for $278.37 because of some endorsement from a guy who could do the same feat in brogans if he had to. Buy the shoe, embrace the dream.…

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Added by Arnold L. Johnson on August 28, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Fractal Calculus...

Purdue physicist Erica Carlson stands in front of an illustration of the fractal…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 28, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

The Priestess: A Time for Finding One's Place, Part IV

The Priestess has a new and powerful goddess within the Valley Realm in which to contend. Will she be accepted by those who live in both the Valley and Surround? What is the offer the Priestess will make that the new goddess 'will not refuse?' How will the goddess fare against the machinations of the Dark…

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Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on August 27, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Going Up...

Life imitates art.



Wikipedia: Anti-mimesis is a philosophical position that holds the direct opposite of mimesis. Its most notable proponent is Oscar Wilde, who held in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life". In the essay, written as…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 27, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

6He to 6Li...



Decays of atomic nuclei are potential sources of information on fundamental phenomena occurring in the quantum world. Unfortunately it is a rather difficult task to model such processes. Yet National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) physicists have successfully simulated the process of neutron→proton conversion in singly ionized 6He atom nucleus and correctly…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 26, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

I Still Have My Slide Rule...



July 20, 1969 was a Sunday. NASA interrupted my cartoons on Saturday. I didn't mind. My parents were transfixed as well. The world east of US52 in Winston-Salem, NC seemed to slow; each moment savored, each conversation focused on this one event. Unlike the social stratification we "enjoyed," we weren't…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 25, 2012 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Another Reason to Major in Physics...



BUZZ Blog: GRE scores can make or break a graduate school application, so how should students prepare? Although there are a plethora of study books and materials available, decisions made freshman year may determine your score more than your cramming habits weeks before the test.…

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 25, 2012 at 7:19am — No Comments

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Measuring Cosmic Distances...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 13, 2018 at 6:22am 0 Comments

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Topics: Astrophysics, Black Holes, Cosmology, Gravitational Waves, LIGO

Decades of experimental effort paid off spectacularly on 14 September 2015, when the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) spotted the gravitational waves…
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[New Project] GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE Web-comic

Posted by PHARAOH aka NUBIAN7 on December 12, 2018 at 10:50pm 0 Comments

Check out my latest project, GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE web-comic!   urbanmage.net/



Take a look and leave comments. You can leave comments on most pages; detailing what you like about each. Critiques are welcome and encouraged! 



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GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE

ACTIVIST | MYSTIC WARRIOR | NOT YOUR AVERAGE HERO



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Thank you for your time and energy. I appreciate any feedback or…

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Nanoglue...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 12, 2018 at 6:34am 0 Comments

Illustrations of frequency-dependent toughening in a polymer-metal-nanoglue-ceramic composite. Credit: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Topics: Materials Science, Metamaterials, Nanotechnology

In a discovery that could pave the way for new materials and applications, materials scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute…
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The Perfect Fluid...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 11, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

If collisions between small projectiles -- protons (p), deuterons (d), and helium-3 nuclei (3He) -- and gold nuclei (Au) create tiny hot spots of quark-gluon plasma, the pattern of particles picked up by the detector should retain some 'memory' of each projectile's initial shape. Measurements from the PHENIX experiment match these predictions with very strong correlations between the initial geometry and the final flow patterns. Credit: Javier Orjuela Koop, University of Colorado, Boulder…

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BOCs @ Home...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 10, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Quantum games: Artist’s impression of the Alice Challenge experimental setup. (Courtesy: ScienceAtHome/Aarhus University)

Topics: Bose-Einstein Condensate, Electromagnetic Radiation, Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Physics

Citizen scientists have outperformed physicists in…
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It's Been A Long Time, I Shouldn't Have Left You...

Posted by PHARAOH aka NUBIAN7 on December 8, 2018 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

Peace. As the post title says, (inspired by Rakim's greatest opening lines), this marks somewhat of a return. I have not posted in a long while, so here I am. I hope everyone whom I have not communicated with; are doing well. 

I will be checking in more often than not.

Peace.

The Diversity Track & Black Science Fiction Society Back For Dragoncon 2019

Posted by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on December 7, 2018 at 2:43pm 1 Comment

The Diversity Track & Black Science Fiction Society Back For Dragoncon 2019

I just got news this week that the Diversity Track will be back for 2019 at DragonCon. I'm excited to be invited back for another groundbreaking event. Everyone associated with the first one this year knocked it out of the park! I could not ask for better volunteers, guests, photographers, moderators and participants.

Assault of the Mainstream

Posted by Turtel Onli on December 6, 2018 at 8:10am 1 Comment

Now that the Mainstream has tried and failed to take the life force outta the growing indie-Black age movement with its "afro-futuristic" blockbuster along with its here today-gone tomorrow great token Hero of Harlem, who among us is really about winning at  this challenge and profiting from the opportunities it presents?

Their best efforts to corner and control the Black Age is my proof that we are actually winning in this war for minds and market shares.....inspite of addictive  brand loyalty...the Black On Black boycott....and culturally based anti-intellectualisms.  I often present on panels.....over the years since 1992....at San Diego,,,,,Wizards.......C2E2.....on the Black Age or diversity....  Usually with a lame unprofessional uninformed person in charge.  Each time some hater stands up to taut how racist the Black Age is and how he of she gets so much more outta Manga/Anime'.

Sort of like all of the Black folks that spent 8 years complaining about…

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A NEW PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK, SHE

Posted by Ms. Regina Owens on December 5, 2018 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

The author Amina DeLaMere's has a new, and revised ebook entitled, SHE. The book was first written a few years back, later on Miss DeLaMere's will work it all out to rewrite the book, SHE, having the space being Ximena to board her spaceship to travel out into space way beyond her extraterrestrial world, Beta Nevaeh.  "Sometime ago, a politician once wrote, "there are no do overs." Maybe concerning politics, however in the world of a writer a do over, could be a new beginning," notes the author Amina Delamere. SHE, the ebook is now on sale on Amazon.com

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