An Edible Drone, “Long Social Distancing”, and A Psychiatric Evaluation of Star Wars Characters
I bring you the finest Internet reading in my weekly Linkfest
Every week I comb the endless hallways of the Internet, finding the best reading — and packing it up into a Linkfest.
I’ve done 62 of these so far.
To begin …
1) 🧵 The gorgeous curved wall-quilts of Emily Van Hoff
I’m a huge fan of quilting art and its geometric patterns. It’s a genre that looked incredibly modern, and even digital, hundreds of years before computers existed: Vector graphics, created with scissors and stitching!
Emily Van Hoff merges her background in graphic design with the practical crafting skills she picked up as a child in her vibrant wall hangings. From her home studio in Chicago, Van Hoff pays homage to women crafters of generations past as she stitches geometric quilts in bold color palettes of bubblegum pink, lavender, and cobalt. Thick stripes, bisected circles, and clean rows of stitches comprise many of the curved pieces, which the artist describes as a translation of “my digital design into a beautiful tactile object.”
2) 🚁 An edible drone, for rescue missions
Drones are being increasingly used these days for search and rescue missions; if someone’s stuck on a mountain after getting lost or injured, say, it’s a much faster way to make contact. There are even search-and-rescue drones that can bring medicine, food and water.
The only problem is that standard drones typically can’t carry much of a payload — typically no more than 10% to…