ninthart / Brad Brooks

50-something Graphic Designer into comics, Apple, Arsenal FC, books, typography, technology, comedy and the internet

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  1. Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden: How To Read Nancy

    NANCY, the newspaper comic strip drawn and written by Ernie Bushmiller, was a deceptively simple gag cartoon. You read it, got the joke in a heartbeat, and moved on. But it took a lot of work to create that perfect visual gag. Tonight we talk with PAUL KARASIK and MARK NEWGARDEN, both award-winning cartoonists who have lectured and taught comics internationally. Their new book analyzes a single three panel Nancy strip from forty-four perspectives to reveal the essentials of what makes a successful comic. Their book is HOW TO READ NANCY: THE ELEMENTS OF COMICS IN THREE EASY PANELS.

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  2. The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    Join George Johnson, the acclaimed New York Times science writer, on a journey back in time to when the world seemed filled with mysterious forces, when scientists were dazzled by light, by electricity, and by the beating of the hearts they laid bare on the dissecting table.

    Johnson looks back to the ideal of earlier centuries at the ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science: moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply.

    Chair: Simon Singh, science writer


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  3. The Number Four

    Episode one of Another Five Numbers, the BBC radio series presented by Simon Singh.

    Simon Singh's journey begins with the number 4, which for over a century has fuelled one of the most elusive problems in mathematics: is it true that any map can be coloured with just 4 colours so that no two neighbouring countries have the same colour? This question has tested some of the most imaginative minds — including Lewis Carroll's — and the eventual solution has aided the design of some of the world's most complex air and road networks.

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  4. The Largest Prime Number

    Episode three of Another Five Numbers, the BBC radio series presented by Simon Singh.

    Think of a number. Any number. Chances are you haven't plumped for 2 to the power of 13,466,917 -1. To get this, you would need to keep multiplying 2 by itself 13,466,917 times, and then subtract 1 from the result. When written down it's 4,053,900 digits long and fills 2 telephone directories. So, as you can imagine, it's not the kind of number you're likely to stumble over often. Unless you're Bill Gates checking your bank statement at the end of the month.

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  5. Kepler’s Conjecture

    Episode four of Another Five Numbers, the BBC radio series presented by Simon Singh.

    Johannes Kepler experimented with different ways of stacking spheres. He concluded that the "face-centred cubic lattice" was best. Using this method, Kepler calculated that the packing efficiency rose to 74%, constituting the highest efficiency you could ever get. But, how to prove it?

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  6. Game Theory

    Episode five of Another Five Numbers, the BBC radio series presented by Simon Singh.

    In 2000, the UK government received a windfall of around £23 billion from its auction of third generation (3G) mobile phone licences. This astronomical sum wasn't the result of corporate bidders "losing their heads", but a careful strategy designed to maximise proceeds for the Treasury.

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