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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

We are not colonists

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:21:34 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/20/we-are-not-colonists-2.html

"Minority voices in games and tech present a necessary challenge to our
imagined community."

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Higher Education and the Politics of Disruption

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:20:10 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/higher_education_and_the_politics_of_disruption_20150321>

"This piece was drawn largely from Henry A. Giroux’s keynote speech
presented March 13 to a conference on higher education and inequality,
jointly sponsored by the National Educational Association and the

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Kannon and Moki enjoying an afternoon nap

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:18:43 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://glasswings.com.au/photos/2015/2015-03-21-Croydon-Kannon+Moki.html

It's been quite a while since my last cat post so it's clearly about
time for another one!

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OhPonyBoy - Turbulences [Piano/Dubstep at Dijon's train station, France]

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:43:49 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8BNpF_l1VY

"I participate [in] the French national piano competition organized by
Yamaha and the SCNF ... here is my video!"

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Cookie Monster Teams Up With Grumpy Cat to Break the Internet

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:42:22 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/cookie-monster-teams-up-with-grumpy-cat-to-break-the-internet/>

"Cookie gets a little advice from Grumpy Cat before he just decides to
try to eat the Internet."

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Racism’s sinister word games: What a white-supremacist talking point tells us about modern politics

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:41:22 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2015/03/20/racisms_sinister_word_games_what_a_white_supremacist_talking_point_tells_us_about_modern_politics/>

"How a neo-Confederate's bizarre self-justification helps explain the
remarkable persistence of American racism"

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Lo-Fi Let's Play: LOOM

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:47:25 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/20/lo-fi-lets-play-loom.html

"Come along with me and revisit a classic Lucasfilm Games experience.
There's a lot special about LOOM, which recently went on sale at the
DRM-free digital store Good Old Games."

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Produce and Star in an Upcoming ‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie Based on the 1980s Television Show

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:42:17 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/joseph-gordon-levitt-will-produce-and-star-in-an-upcoming-fraggle-rock-movie-based-on-the-1980s-television-show/>

"The film will be produced by New Regency and Jim Henson’s daughter Lisa
Henson with the Henson Company."

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The Worst Taboo In Urban Fantasy

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:41:03 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://io9.com/the-worst-taboo-in-urban-fantasy-1692481622

"Urban fantasy often seems more open-minded than other fantasy
subgenres. You can have more sex, more swearing, loads of blasphemy, and
tons of gonzo violence. So what can't you have in urban fantasy books?

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Project Loon update

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:48:37 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+ProjectLoon/posts/8WesAvwxJrm

"One of Project Loon’s earliest Eureka moments was the idea that we
could provide continuous Internet connection not by keeping balloons
stationary over a given location (which would require lots and lots of

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