Entries from October 2009

Do The Monster Mashup

Comments   0   Date Arrow  October 31, 2023 at 7:51pm   User  by Mark Willis

Ms. Modigliani sent me this mashup, the latest animation platform from JibJab. I’ve done my share of talking head gigs, but I’ve never been typecast before as Frankenstein.   Ms. M is the Mad Scientist. Happy Halloween!

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Isabella Rossellini Dances the Sex Life of Calamari at Café Mouffe

Comments   2   Date Arrow  October 30, 2023 at 7:19pm   User  by Mark Willis

If you’re striving for that nerdy, campy “adult” costume for Halloween, look no further than Isabella Rossellini’s simple garb in Green Porno, her series of anatomically correct nature films on the Sundance Channel. You could be a sexy spider or praying mantis. Rossellini discussed the project last month on WBUR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

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Gene Therapy Helps Children With Congenital Retina Disease

Comments   2   Date Arrow  October 26, 2023 at 12:20pm   User  by Mark Willis

I wrote about the complex relationship between my genetic disease and its possible “cure” in Not This Pig. At my age and stage of blindness, I don’t know whether I’d choose the experimental gene therapy published Oct. 24 in The Lancet (reported below by Jocelyn Kaiser in ScienceNOW), but I can understand its prospect for young children with retina diseases.

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Ray Kurzweil Will Offer Free EBook Software For Universal Text-To-Speech (UTS) Reading

Comments   0   Date Arrow  October 20, 2023 at 9:19am   User  by Mark Willis

Calvin Reid reports in Publishers Weekly from the Frankfurt Book Fair that Ray Kurzweil is bringing free software with Universal Text-To-Speech (UTS) technology to the ebook market:

Baker & Taylor announced a partnership with acclaimed scientist, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, CEO of Kurzweil Technologies, to supply digital content for K-NFB Reading Technology, a newly developed [...]

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