Monday, May 09, 2011

We begin this week with announcements!

1. I'll be running around New York and New Hampshire next week, for friend and family purposes, and so Folderol will most likely be quiet. I may be updating via Flickr and/or Facebook, but regular posts won't be back until the week of the 23rd.

2. However! This week we're running book giveaway contests every day, either here on Folderol or over at the Steampunk Librarian. You can enter as many as you like; the deadline for all of them will be Friday, May 27. So you can ponder and craft some entries while I'm gadding about next week.

Our first contest is for a copy of Mark Hodder's The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man; read the review and enter the contest over at the Steampunk Librarian!

And now, we resume our regularly scheduled post...

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has posted the winners (PDF) of the video game exhibit vote! Eighty (80!) games will be available for playing at the exhibit, from Pac-Man to Halo and a whole bunch more. (I suspect the spooky librarians may visit this exhibit next year.)

Ever wonder how spacesuits are designed? An interview with Nicholas de Monchaux regarding his book Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo goes into fascinating detail.

Back on Earth, we revisit the iconic Coca-Cola ad campaign and song "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing."

For those who mock comics (aka graphic novels), take heed: weighty philosophical issues are often discussed within those pages. For instance, what does Batman really think about whether killing is acceptable?

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