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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

U.N. Makes a Bold Move to Protect Marine Life on the High Seas

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:20:36 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-n-makes-a-bold-move-to-protect-marine-life-on-the-high-seas/>

"The impetus for high seas protection is timely. Scientists have warned
that the world should place at least 30 percent of global ocean space
within marine protected areas by 2030 if it wants to avoid a mass

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Jean-Michel Jarre - Coachella Opening (Official Music Video)

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:19:36 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZt9_GXMKOk

New Jarre!  (And happy 50th anniversary!)

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Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:16:41 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2018/sep/06/neil-gaiman-and-chris-riddell-on-why-we-need-libraries-an-essay-in-pictures>

"Two great champions of reading for pleasure return to remind us that it
really is an important thing to do – and that libraries create literate
citizens"

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We won’t save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:15:45 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/06/save-earth-disposable-coffee-cup-green>

"We must challenge the corporations that urge us to live in a throwaway
society rather than seeking ‘greener’ ways of maintaining the status quo"

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Who Are the Forgotten Greats of Science Fiction?

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:02:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.tor.com/2018/09/04/who-are-the-forgotten-greats-of-science-fiction/>

"The Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award was founded in 2001 to draw
attention to unjustly forgotten SF authors."

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Is the Way Australia Funds the Arts a Recipe for Mediocrity?

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:01:02 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/02/arts/australia-performing-arts-funding.html>

"The problem is not isolated to youth theater, said Andrew Threlfall,
C.D.P.’s director. He and a growing number of artistic leaders in
Australia have come to believe that government funding for all the

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Winter Witchcraft [Animation 2017]

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 21:59:42 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6NQvVJiRc8

One of my favourite Youtube musicians, Sim Gretina also does animation!

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"To France" on microSTATION

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 21:58:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFCFhNtlaA8

"If you're about my age, you'll remember this marvelous song by Mike
Oldfield and the wonderful Maggie Reilly. Back in the day I was
hypnotized by this song and played the record all the time at our

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Boss RC-505 - NASTYA MASLOVA - Russian Beatbox & Live looping Championship

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 21:49:12 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLEOZzw37rw

"This is a video-statement for the Russian Beatbox Championship in the
category of live looping."

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A visit to Epic Nerd Camp

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 21:48:19 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2018/08/28/a-visit-to-epic-nerd-camp.html

"Epic Nerd Camp is a 5-day summer camp for adults in Pennsylvania's
Poconos Mountains that celebrates cosplay, LARPing, RPGs, Quidditch,
escape rooms, swordplay, wizarding, and many other special interests

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