I’m a librarian who’s allergic to cats. That alone is enough to leave me deeply conflicted, but this isn’t helping: A hobbit hole for cats, designed by If Industries. Okay, it’s a litter box. And yeah, it’s only conceptual, but so is my hypothetical cat Smaug.
There was a great interview posted earlier today on the MAKE blog with Lisa Brahms and Adam Nye from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh discussing the MAKESHOP learning space at CMP where kids and adults can experiment with various DIY skills like electronics, sewing, and woodworking.
Libraries get a passing mention as centers for informal learning, and there’s a lot public libraries could learn from CMP’s program. The MAKESHOP Show website, also mentioned in the interview, has several DIY craft ideas that could make for some awesome library programming.
Tomorrow, May 7th, is free comic book day! Go to the Free Comic Book Day website to find out more, to locate a friendly neighborhood comic book store participating in the event, and to see what comics will be available.
I can’t stop watching this video by The Doubleclicks, a “nerd folk” duo out of Portland, who perform songs about gaming, technology, and assorted geekery. Their album Beta Testing 1-2-3 is available for purchase on their website.