All posts by Chuck Metz

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous “Brain Scan” Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

Using a wealth of available information from Leonardo’s notebooks, various biographical resources, and some well-reasoned speculation, Shlain sets out to perform a “posthumous brain scan” seeking to illuminate the unique wiring of Da Vinci’s brain and how it explains his unparalleled creativity.

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11/17/leonardos-brain-leonard-shlain/

Earth Husk

Abandoned shell,

Earth dreams left burrowed deep behind.

Coupling song midst brood-world trees,

Mortal sirens the far beckoning stars…

Here in the Smoky Mountains cicada Brood X is prepped to shatter our evening quiet once again.

Courtesy US Forest Service

WHAT IF YOUR CLOTHES WERE SMART ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND THE WEATHER OR YOUR EMOTIONS?

KnitX is a set of functional textiles computationally-integrated with digital knitting. The use of active and electronic fibers in the design enables garment and interior fabrics that dynamically respond to gesture and sunlight, change their appearance, and provide thermoregulation…

What if your clothes were smart enough to understand the weather or your emotions?