cosmic.voyage is a tilde community based around a collaborative science-fiction universe. Users write stories as the people aboard ships, colonies, and outposts, using the only remaining free, interconnected network that unites the dispersed peoples of the stars. If you would like to join us, contact tomasino [at] cosmic [dot] voyage.
A site that documents the practice of letterlocking - cleverly folding, cutting, and sealing letters in the 17th century for tamper evidence and security.
The homepage of Grant Morrison.
The homepage of Paul Crowley.
A community-built and maintained database of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that includes bibliographic data, community reviews, ISBN numbers of as many editions as people can find (of use to amateur librarians such as myself), and links to anthologies.
Count Zero's article on magstripe reading/writing reprinted in the sci.electronics FAQ.
The book that started the Creative Commons movement.
A website that discusses apocalypse/X-threat scenarios with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor.
Twine is a tool for building interactive, nonlinear stories that are implemented as web pages. It uses a combination of a graphical editor (which lets you create discrete passages and hook them together (it also generates flowchart-like graphs of passages to help you keep track of the structure)) and an HTML compiler on the back end. Includes a simple scripting language to add state and conditionality to the story. If you can write a couple of pages, you can build interactive fiction that you can play in a web browser with this tool. Uses Tiddlywiki-like markup syntax.
How to bind pages into books. Ideal for binding photocopies into new books.
William Gibson's self-destructing work Agrippa has been reconstructed from one of the original diskettes (it was never actually released) and put online as a simulation.
A mailing list for which you can sign up and potentially be tapped as an expert source by a reporter writing an article. You're not obligated to respond but you can if you so choose and have the time.
Dscript is a style of calligraphy which is designed to represent information in two dimensions instead of one. Uses basic shapes and pen strokes that are both flexible and efficient. Can be written horizontally, vertically, or some combination if the writer chooses. Seems like it could aid visual thinkers in memorizing lots of very specific information (like structures and compositions of complex compounds in organic chemistry).
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