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Charming Photos of Iconic Tech Relics, From Brick Phones to Zip Drives

When Jim Golden was a child growing up in the 1980s, he identified as a geek. He was enamored with the technology of his youth, and waxed poetic about using a rotary phone to dial up his modem. The renowned commercial photographer’s career has spanned more than 15 years, taking him from the fast-past advertising world of New York City to the more laid-back vibe of his studio in Portland, Oregon. Though his aesthetic has grown and shifted in that time, his appreciation of “direct and logical design”–namely, simplicity in form, influenced by typologies and categorization–pervades his work.

Golden shot on film in the early days of his career, and the storyline of the decline of analog photography parallels that of the technology of his youth. His latest project, Relics of Technology, is a visual catalog of the items people of a certain age remember well, the antecedents to the technology so many of us take for granted today. 

“When I look back on that tech, there’s a nostalgia element, a love for all those forms and textures and sounds and smells,” he says. “I wanted to elevate those items to art and remind people of all those overlooked objects.”

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Response to student’s “I just don’t get this research thing… :/”

Imagine that you’re a farmer planting seeds by hand down long rows of soil. Of thousands of seeds (over your career), only a few will sprout. Of those sprouts, some will require enormous care and will never grow any larger; they will not produce seeds of their own, and will do nothing but be small and interesting to look at. However, the ones that grow even a little larger require lots and lots of work. You don’t know what will help this totally unique plant grow, but it’s up to you to make it survive. So you manage not to kill it, and a flower grows off one side-giving you some beauty to appreciate and some new ideas to work on. Oh - but don’t forget that you are out there planting new seeds down your rows hoping for a new, different sprout someday. Back to your little flowering plant. Can it be the one that you will be able to feed yourself with? Can the interest that you generate in this plant bring in some resources to figure out how to make the plant grow until it bears fruit? The tall thriving plant with fruit is the goal-it will literally provide sustenance for you, the people that work with you to tend the field (planting and cultivating), and just maybe, the rest of the world. The fruit could cure a disease, or just add a tiny new clue to help us better understand *how to farm.*

Now, there are many jobs that allow you to work with only mature, bountiful fruit trees. You don’t even have to stop and think about how they grow; you just need to collect fruit. Collecting fruit is an entirely noble and satisfying thing to do for many people. Basic research takes you out of the fruit grove into what looks like endless rows of barren earth. There are lots of people out there in those rows planting, looking for sprouts, and hoping.

Every Godzilla film in chronological order, 1954 - 2014.

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ALPHA-HEMOLYSIN from STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS
Protein Data Bank code 
7AHL

  1. From the side
  2. From the top of the structure, showing its wonderful symmetry.
  3. Space-filling model from the top, revealing  the symmetry of seven sub-units that unite to form the complete structure.
  4. Space filling model from below, showing how the sub-units create the barrel-like structure seen in the first image.

Hemolysin’s name provides a vital clue to its function. Staphylococcus aureus inserts hemolysin into the membranes of red blood cells, resulting in their rupture, leading to potentially fatal episodes of meningitis, pneumonia, and toxic shock.

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The Periodic Table of the Muppets

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In April of 2001 Tom Brevoort gave an interview to CBR - here is an excerpt:

an idea that never got as far as an official title, but it was essentially “Black Avengers.” It was “Let’s put all the African or African-American heroes together on a team for an adventure,” and in those cases…

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I designed a new logo for Hamden United Soccer Club. Stylized Mountain Laurel shape and colors, with a gear at the center for Eli Whitney. Will look sharp on our black jerseys. 

I designed a new logo for Hamden United Soccer Club. Stylized Mountain Laurel shape and colors, with a gear at the center for Eli Whitney. Will look sharp on our black jerseys. 

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Wonderful Darwin Day art by Kapil Bhaghat (Tumblr)

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Supercomputer Simulated Heart

Alya Red, a project of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center that tries to understand the wondrous organ that is the heart and when the mechanism fails. The simulator generates electrical signals to try and exactly mimic the speed at which the signals propagate across the heart. An attempt to create an accurate electro-mechanical model of a heartbeat all with the help of 10,000 processors.

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