Two things for you on Boxing Day. First, for no particular reason, my daughter Alice sings the Star Wars theme:
And second, as promised, the answer to the Christmas Day rebus.
Happy Boxing Day!
Whenever I say anything is impossible, I always think of Arthur C. Clarke’s First Law: “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”
Up until recently, I would have said mind-reading was impossible...but, even though I am neither distinguished, elderly, nor a scientist, it’s beginning to appear as if it may not be impossible forever. Why? Because scientists have successfully reconstructed videos of what people have seen, simply by scanning their brain activity.
Sure the resulting video is extremely blurry, but like a singing dog, it’s not so much that it sings well as the fact it sings at all that is ...
While setting up my video last week for the virtual classroom visits-by-authors I was part of, I had the urge to give my microphone a good test by singing. So I recorded one of my party pieces, "Me" from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The result pleased me enough I decided to YouTube it...and here it is!
You may have noticed that blogging pretty much dried up after WorldCon. Heavy-duty vacationing will do that to you. And now that I'm back home I'm so completely snowed under by things that need doing that blogging generally falls pretty far down the list. Heck, I'm barely managing a Tweet now and then.
Still, I've grabbed a few minute this evening to post a few things.
First, here's some video of me winning the Aurora Award for Marseguro, courtesy of of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction editor Karl Johanson (who won one himself that evening):
A couple of additional stories on the win ...
I have occasionally made reference to the fact that I can sing, and now I have vidographic proof! This is from Lyric Musical Theatre's fundraising brunch, which ran the last two Sundays at the Hotel Saskatchewan. Enjoy!Got a little choked up there at the end because I made the tactically problematic though strategically sound decision to look at my wife and daughter in the audience. *Sniff*
Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are
Patrick Willett is an artist in New York State whose work includes watercolors, pen and ink and photography.He started painting and sketching as a child, and was especially drawn to nature and portraiture. In an article at BuffaloRising.com
he says, "Creating art is very therapeutic for me, my work involves the healing and renewing aspects of nature as well as the sense of place that we all share. I am especially fascinated with the reclaiming by nature of the materials that we choose to build with...Where I live in the Northeastern United States, there are many hulking, rusting monuments to another ...
An unlikely combination?You'd be surprised! (I was.)Via James Lileks
Classic Trek scenes set to Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit". Jimi
would both approve. (Via SF Signal
I finally got it done. Here's the video trailer I've created for Marseguro. Enjoy!