Best Title Sequences |#12| The Fall
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, from The Little Prince, trans. Katherine Woods (with thanks to sonicstarvation)
We already knew about the economic crisis, the mass unemployment, the riots. But this summer we saw the tensions and turmoil of a nation erupt in a single act of startling violence on a morning television program. Within days, it was beamed around the world. Chris Heath uncovers the truth of what happened in that TV studio, a cautionary tale not just for the future of Greece but for the rest of us, too.
“I’m Sorry, What Was the Question?” | The Office, Season 3 Episode 25 (“The Job”) aired May 17, 2007
— Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees (via bookmania)
The first-person 3D game to control a 2D platformer has been released today, freely available:
December 12, 2012
We’re excited to announce today that Perspective is available for download, free of charge.
Perspective was put together by some of the most competent, hard working, and passionate game creators I have ever worked with. From the very first line of code pushed to our mercurial repository, up until the moment the final build was uploaded, we poured our hearts and souls into the creation of this game.
None of us had the luxury of working on Perspective full-time. From overloaded six-course semesters at DigiPen to full-time jobs and internships, there were always other obligations pulling for our attention. Despite these distractions, we sacrificed sleep and sanity to make Perspective into what it is today.
Making games is hard, much harder than anyone who has never shipped a game before would expect. We hope you enjoy playing Perspective as much as we enjoyed making it. Thanks to all the eager fans who kept us motivated in shipping Perspective.
Perspective homepage link here
Ravi Shankar died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in southern California. He was 92.In 1957, LIFE magazine published a couple of pictures of Shankar playing in a “sitar jam session” with jazz greats like Gillespie and pianist Willie “the Lion” Smith in New York City, at a 1956 party in his honor thrown by jazz historian Marshall Stearns. These photos were actually from the LIFE photographer Paul Schutzer’s first (of many) assignments for the magazine.