11 AM | 22 Aug

Kung Fu Motion #Visualization [#geekgirl]

Kung Fu Motion Visualization from Tobias Gremmler on Vimeo.

This work was commissioned for a Kung Fu exhibition and created by Tobias Gremmler. The exhibition focuses on the legacy of Hakka martial arts in Hong Kong and will launch in Hong Kong in September. The Kung Fu Masters whose motions has been captured are: Master Lee Shek Lin, master of Bak Mei Style and president of Hakka Kung Fu Culture Research Society (Variation 3,4).and Master Wong Yiu Kau, master of Lung Ying Style and founding member of Hakka Kung Fu Culture Research Society (Variation 1-3).

Exhibition Credits: Curators: Hing Chao (International Guoshu Association), Jeffrey Shaw (City University of HK), Sarah Kenderdine (University of South Wales) Venue: Hong Kong Heritage Museum

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02 PM | 17 Apr

An Illustrated #Book of #Bad #Arguments [#geekgirl]

bad-arguments

A flawless compendium of flaws. Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of “The Incredible Human Journey”.

The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote “An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments”! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, “a la” Aristotle).Here are cogent explanations of the “straw man” fallacy, the “slippery slope” argument, the “ad hominem” attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical “faux pas.” Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky “must” be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (“the appeal to ignorance”). And Lion doesn t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that “were” true, he wouldn’t like the result (the “argument from consequences”). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments which makes this geek-chic book a “must” for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.”

Also available as an audio book. <3 it! 2nd ed. pre-order now!

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