ATG Quirkies: The Internet of Living Things

Microbes have their own version of the internet and it is wonderfully explained in this post on PHYS.ORG. “Creating a huge global network connecting billions of individuals might be one of huma...

ATG Quirkies: The Trick to Remembering Passwords

Want to know the secret to remembering passwords? Well according Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, just ask a magician. And in this Wall Street Journal post, Teller offers his personal technique. He...

ATG Quirkies: Forward Into the Past

  If you think sci-fi is about the future, think again, at least, according to this post in Economist 1843 by Nicholas Barber, a film critic for The Economist, BBC Culture online and the Guardia...

ATG Quirkies: Drinking from the Firehose

Check out this “Data Never Sleeps” infographic from Domo.com! It really brings home the staggering amount of data being produced each minute of the day. The numbers are mind-boggling. Lit...

ATG Quirkies: Print Book Covers As An Art Form

AIGA the professional association for design and their website Design Observer sponsor a 50 Books | 50 Covers competition in which a panel of experts “reviews and awards the best of book and co...

ATG Quirkies: Is Game of Thrones “Medieval”?

The incredibly popular HBO show Game of Thrones is invading academe. And it seems that “some medievalists have been eager to embrace the exceptional popularity of GoT as a way to draw new stude...

ATG Quirkies: A Unique Library in Yangzhou, China

This collection of photos on the Twisted Sifter website captures the incredibly futuristic Yangzhou Zhongshuge in China  designed by Li Xiang of XL Muse Architects. According to the post, “the ...

ATG Quirkies: Virtual Vacation: Virtual Venice

All of you armchair time travelers will want to check out this article on the Venice Time Machine project  “a pioneer international Digital Humanities scientific programme launched by the EPFL ...

ATG Quirkies: Books That Mean Summer

Here is an eclectic list of summer reading from the Globe & Mail. In it “a shelf’s worth of writers, from Ruth Ware to Linwood Barclay, reflect on the books that mean ‘summer’ to them.̶...