These cards at the Phylogame website rock! And in case, you’re new to the Phylomon idea, it’s basically a crowdsourced art, science and gaming project that initially revolved around the reality of children knowing WAY more about Pokemon than they do about the flora and fauna around them; and has since sprawled into this multi faceted STEM based card game project here).
This is also a post to say that I’m on the lookout for artists to contribute to upcoming Phylo “decks.” In particular, we’ve got funding to seek out art contributions at about CAN$200 per image (currently roughly equivalent to US$150 per image), with a preference of hiring each artist to contribute at least 5 or so images at a time. Image copyright would remain with the artist, but we ask that the phylo project is allowed to showcase them online in card format in a non-derivative, attribution, non-commercial manner; as well as allow non-profits, museums, educational institutions to use the image (but only in the form of phylo cards) in physical decks that may be sold only for agreed upon outreach project fund raising purposes.
There’s two decks that currently need illustrating. One is the Genetics Society of America deck – in particular, the cards representing the model organisms need images. And the other is a deck that will focus on awesome women in science and engineering (looking for folks good at portraiture here).
Anyway, if you’re a freelance artist and the project (and the pay) sounds interesting to you, then please do leave your portfolio website in the comments below (we’re also going to contact a few artists who have already so nicely allowed us to use existing art). As well, just so you know, we’re looking for a wide variety of different art styles. Oh… And if you want to see more of our existing catalog of cards, then just go to http://phylogame.org/cards.
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I just banged this out. I know it’s not the clearest (it’s not necessarily meant to be), but does it still more or less fit?
1. seeing stuff,
2. thinking (hard) about the stuff you’ve seen (see 1),
3. testing the thinking you’ve done about stuff you’ve seen (see 2),
4. seeing new stuff that your test shows, remembering that this is the test that tests the thinking you’ve done about old stuff you’ve seen (see 3),
5. asking your smart friends what they think about the new stuff from the test (see 4)
6. does this new stuff change how you think about the old stuff you’ve seen (if yes, go back to 2 but think harder; if no then go back to 3 and test harder).
(Not sure who the original creator is – let me know if anyone finds out). Via Reddit.
On point and so very funny.
And definitely worth the wait (for it to upload).
By Rafael B. Varona.
“Sally Ride” was inspired by Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 — July 23, 2012). Sally Kristen Ride joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American women to travel to space, at just 32 years of age. It should also be noted that she was in a same sex relationship for 27 years prior to her death and tried to keep her personal life as private as possible. (via genius.com)
I love this. A self composed tally of his writing as of 1888, roughly when he began working on “The Chronic Argonauts” (a time traveling short story that predated his more famous work by about 7 years).
Via Futility Closet.