A classification system for science news
Science news and articles are becoming increasingly popular, but with so much being written about so many things, it can be confusing for the beginner science enthusiast to grasp what they’re reading and how to interpret it. A simple classification system could help remedy this…
Read the article by Dean Burnett
Illustrations by Barry Welch.
So good, and so needed
Hey everybody! Thanks for all your kind words about the art in our Firewatch trailer and demo! We were quiet about the environment art progress before PAX because we wanted to save the surprise, but now that you have all seen it, let’s get back to showing you our process.
I am very proud of how close our in engine visuals look to Olly’s distinctive concept art. We’ve gotten a lot of benefit from two excellent Unity Asset store extensions, Marmoset Skyshop and Amplify Color.
In addition, our graphics programmer Paolo created a directional stylistic fog system as well as various shaders for water, painterly distant mountains, and clouds. I will let Paolo elaborate on the technical details in a future post.
Here’s a breakdown of the gifs starting from the upper left:
Great post on #firewatch process
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
So much respect for her. I hope he gets what he fucking deserves.
The world needs brave people like this, good for her!
This is one of the most inspirational stories ever.
Oh. My. God.
Is this a true story??
holy shit I didnt know that
This is too amazing to NOT reblog, so inspiring.
That is amazing.