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Conrad Parker
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Pretty impressed with the number of electronics and coding classes for kids at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum these school holidays.

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Book choice DAGs, bucketed by small-human age
NYPL's Youth Materials Collection Specialist Betsy Bird has rounded up the best children's book for every age group in one comprehensive infographic. From super-girls to American History to the miracle of mud, even the pickiest young reader will find titles to enjoy! http://on.nypl.org/1BU98rX
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Did you know that when you come out from anaesthetic your brain has to boot in a specific process?

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/06/11/4022173.htm

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John Mayer explains how WebGL works in Elm, including how to hook FRP input signals up to shaders and how the type system allows the compiler to cache vertex data and shader code to avoid costly transfers to the GPU, in this recent presentation at the Norway Developers Conference.

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Here's a new thing I demoed at fp-syd this week:

https://github.com/kfish/elm-shadertoy

It is a framework for using shaders from shadertoy.com on Web GL surfaces in Elm. Elm is a Haskell-like language that compiles down to Javascript. It supports embedded GLSL for vertex and fragment shaders, so you can use Elm to write physics and game logic, and GLSL for the rendering details.

elm-shadertoy replicates some of the inputs that shadertoy would provide, using Elm signals, and adds an elm_FragCoord vector.

Live demo is at: https://kfish.github.io/elm-shadertoy/

This shows some cubes with plasma, flame effects, a voronoi demo and a raymarching terrain as surface textures. You could imagine the raymarching scene as the texture on a window in your game world or something :)

I'd love some help in implementing the "NOT (YET) supported" things listed on that page, each of which already has an issue set up. In particular, #3 (adding an input with the current date and clock time) should be an easy way to get started.

Have fun!
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+Dave Powell captures the cool parts of Tokyo that I love: Golden Gai, Shinjuku, Shibuya, crowded trains, convenience stores and shot bars. His book will be the real deal: the best images from someone who's been hitting the streets of Tokyo with his camera every day for years.
ShootTokyo: The Book

My project is live on Kickstarter!  Please check it out, support and share with your friends. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1685238983/shoottokyo-the-book
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Ryan North and David Malki! photoshop war. Sillier yet than it sounds.
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