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Toilets of the Future, Now

BY MATTHEW ROOKS
@ VOL 17 ON JUL 20, 2013

Kobe University professor Matthew Rooks goes into detail on one of Japan's greatest technical advancements: the washlet toilet. Matthew surveys the history of the toilet in Japan, and discusses the process of its development.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 15, 2013.

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Old Into New

BY DAVEJ FRIESEN
@ VOL 17 ON JUL 20, 2013

Dave Friesen wants to create "future antiques." He takes us on a step-by-step journey on how he breathes new life into discarded materials by creating new and useful works of art. He lets us deeper into his creative process by showing us before and after images of his work.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 23, 2013.

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Betraying the God of Light

BY JARED ANGEL
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 23, 2011

Author Jared Angel introduces his ebook, Betraying the God of Light, and explains his views on archetypal conflicts, and how he attempted to create a fantasy novel with a more complicated moral compass than simply good versus evil. He uses real world examples and popular fantasy stories to illustrate the problems with such a black and white worldview, and the lack of diversity that often accompanies it.