Logan’s Oscar Nomination Is a Significant Breakthrough #SciFiSunday
Vulture explains why Logan’s recent nomination for best adapted screenplay is such a big deal.
Great screenplays are often defined by how much they can do with short, unflashy beats of dialogue. But that fact is typically lost on most superhero screenwriters, who tend to steer their scripts toward meandering monologues about heroism, implausible one-liners, and bombastic arguments about how to avert impending apocalypses. Not so with Logan. The tenth film in the X-Men franchise was filled with economical moments of great impact: urgent pleas for help, terse exchanges between good guys and bad ones, and moments of familiarity between old friends. (I giggle whenever I think about the bit where Logan gives Charles Xavier his pills and quips, “How about you blow on them to make them safe?” and Charles merely replies, “Fuck off, Logan.”)
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.