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Friday Night Flicks: Origami (2012)

At a workshop last Saturday I taught three star book structures involving paper folding. This coming Sunday I will be posting instructions for the little books we made. Since there seems to be a paper folding theme going on, I … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Tahiti Pehrson

Time for a little OCD papercutting: tonight’s flick features the work of Tahiti Pehrson.     If you have time this weekend, you might want to spend a few minutes learning more about Pehrson and his work here and here.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Blue Marble and Spinners

I haven’t posted a Rube Goldberg/Pythagoras Switch/Marble Run video for ages, so I thought I would show you two short ones today. Both were made by Kaplamino.       You can find more of Kaplamino’s videos here. (He does … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: A Mathematical Valentine

This went around Tumblr at the beginning of February, but I thought I would share it in case some readers haven’t seen it yet. Asking Google for the graph for a particular formula produces this: If you want to watch … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: National Handwriting Day

January 23rd is the birthday of John Hancock, first signer of The United States Declaration of Independence and best remembered for his outstanding signature. The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association has declared his birthday National Handwriting Day in the U.S. It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Specialized “Holiday Card”

Some of us miss riding our bicycles in the winter. This isn’t the same, but it is a clever alternate use of a bicycle’s parts.     May you welcome in a happy and healthy New Year this weekend. (P.S. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Tom Lehrer — A Christmas Carol

Although it is not a video, I thought you might enjoy this seasonally appropriate bit of musical satire.     I hope you don’t need to go shopping this weekend.

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Friday Night Flicks: Fulfilament

Last August I posted a Friday Night Flick about where ideas come from. Here’s another take on the subject from director Rhiannon Evans. At just over 8 minutes (including credits) it’s a little longer than I usually post, but I … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Rockrobo Smart Vacuum and Obsessive Cleaners

The two videos I have selected for tonight are both cleaning related. As I am currently engaged in a version of Swedish death cleaning, they seem appropriate. The first video was made by Relay as a promotion for the product … Continue reading

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Alarms and Diversions

I had intended to return to posting about book-related things this Sunday, but that changed when the furnace came on last Monday morning and started making a terrible noise. A man came to assess the problem on Tuesday afternoon. The … Continue reading

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