See that image above? It came from a single piece of paper. Artist Marc Hagan-Guirey makes incredible pieces of art using the Japanese paper-cutting art known as kirigami, in which he uses a scalpel to out three-dimensional scenes from a single piece of paper. Believe it or not, that image of Princess Leia and R2-D2 is his simplest one; other pieces in his Cut Scene series explore Endor and Cloud City’s carbonite chamber.
Afternoon Roundup determines an astronaut’s fate, ponders the damage wrought by popcorn movies, and calculates the quickest way to the Wall.
- Deadpool’s alter ego Ryan Reynolds commemorates Mother’s Day in a typically NSFW way.
- Does watching Groundhog Day every day for a year hold the key to understanding the meaning of life?
- You are a stranded astronaut’s only Lifeline in this engrossing Apple game.
- That’s some very groovy baldness you’ve got going on there, James McAvoy.
- Alex Garland, a scientist, and an AI expert walk into Reddit’s r/IAMA…
- Mashable makes the argument that Joss Whedon subverts Marvel and the Avengers 17 times during Age of Ultron.
- But according to Medium, there may be no more decent Marvel movies to subvert.
- HRG is back!
- Now you can explore Westeros on Google Maps.
- Kim Stanley Robinson talks about the science, speculation, and Russian rocket scientists behind his new sci-fi novel, Aurora: