0

Design Lessons From A Century Of Sci-Fi #SciFiSunday

ITU zone2

Great new sci-fi centric exhibit up at the Barbican in London through September 1st.

Write-up from FastCompany.

The Barbican Centre has been a storied center for performing and fine arts in London for decades. But this stoic, Brutalist building was recently transformed into the site of any science fiction lover’s dreams, filled with Star Trek paraphernalia, cover art from the novels of Jules Verne and Margaret Atwood, and film clips of Black Mirror and Jurassic Park. The Centre’s latest show, Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction, is a sprawling exhibition of over a century’s worth of science fiction, both high- and low-brow, in literature, art and film.

In putting together the show, guest curator Patrick Gyger wanted to show the different aspects of the genre, illuminating how science fiction has changed in various media in reaction to the times. “What is really important generally in sci-fi is the spaces in production media that drives creation,” says Gyger, a Swiss science fiction historian and writer. “The aesthetics [of science fiction] have changed over the years because of the ways that we create things.”

Read more.


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 12,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython 2019!

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell with Google Hangouts On-Air is every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — SiFive is a startup to pay attention to. RISC-5 is here to stay.

Wearables — Turn up the volume

Electronics — Code like everyone’s watching

Biohacking — Stroboscopic Visual Training

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython takes flight! All aboard with datum, Bluefruit CPX, and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #PythonHardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.