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7 Science Illustrators You Should Know #MakerEducation

Fun new video from SciShow on YouTube. Long before we had cameras scientists still needed visual documentation—enter the science illustrator! Read more. Each Tuesday is EducationTuesday here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts about educators and all things STEM. Adafruit supports our educators and loves to spread the good word about educational […]

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Artist Mends Cracks With Gold #ArtTuesday

via HYPERALLERGIC Artist Rachel Sussman had traveled for years photographing the most ancient organisms on Earth when a photograph on social media of a shattered bowl reassembled with gold introduced her to the tradition of kintsukuroi, also called kintsugi. In this Japanese practice, broken pottery is repaired with gold dust and glue. “It was the spring of 2014, right as my book, […]

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Gilbert Baker Rainbow Flag creator

Gilbert Baker, Gay Activist Who Created the Rainbow Flag, Dies at 65 – The New York Times. The first flags had eight colors, each stripe carrying its own significance: pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sun, green for nature, turquoise for magic, blue for peace and purple for spirit. “A […]

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Vintage Booklet Teaches People How to Use a Telephone

via My Modern Met It’s hard to remember a time when telephones didn’t exist, but this hilarious etiquette booklet from 1951 reminds us that there was a time when they needed an instruction manual. Published by Bell Telephone System, The Telephone and How We Use It was intended as a beginner’s guide on all things telephone. Funnily enough, […]

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Nicolas Bruno’s Photographs are Inspired by Sleep-Paralysis

Nicolas Bruno spoke with io9 about his incredible series Between Realms: Conceptual photographer Nicolas Bruno has suffered from sleep paralysis since he was 15. In confronting the visions, and feelings of fear and helplessness, that can accompany this phenomenon, Bruno has discovered that transposing the notes from his sleep-paralysis journal to his photoshoots provides him […]