…none of these artists fully broke from the past, as symbols anchored all of their works in a millennia-long tradition. Juan Eduardo Cirlot’s A Dictionary of Symbols has been an invaluable resource for decoding these since it was first published in 1958, and translated into English in 1962. Regularly updated over the following decades, the entries that comprise A Dictionary of Symbols range from mundane to esoteric. In September 2020, New York Review Books issued a new English-language edition of the book, which is billed as being in its “original, significantly enlarged form,” never before published in English. The previous English editions are based on Jack Sage’s 1962 translation, while Cirlot himself kept adding new symbols in his monumental analysis until his death in 1971. In this new edition, translator Valerie Miles integrates Jack Sage’s version.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.