Three Things on Thursday #1

Hello, and welcome to the first edition of Three Things on Thursday.

What are these things? They’re funny things, science things, weird things, beautiful things, historical things, and more.

Why are we sharing them? They’re things someone at Kano found interesting, and I thought you'd like to see them too.

Sound good? Let’s go look at the things!

1: When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde

[image: Flight Time]

On Wednesday (March 9th, 2016), a solar eclipse gave people across a swath of Indonesia and the South Pacific the chance to see a generous 4 minutes and 9 seconds of totality: the awe-inspiring sight of the moon completely covering the sun, turning day into night and offering a rare glimpse of the corona, the gas swirling in the Sun’s outer atmosphere.

But in 1973, a small group of astronomers from around the globe had a secret weapon for seeing a longer eclipse than ever before: a prototype Concorde, capable of chasing the eclipse across the Earth at twice the speed of sound.

Read the full story on Motherboard

2: How Fan Films Shaped the Lego Movie

3: The Embroidered Computer

[image: Irene Posch]

The Embroidered Computer is an exploration into using historic gold embroidery materials and knowledge to craft a programmable 8 bit computer.

Solely built from a variety of metal threads, magnetic, glass and metal beads, and being inspired by traditional crafting routines and patterns, the piece questions the appearance of current digital and electronic technologies surrounding us, as well as our interaction with them.

Check out Irene Posche's amazing art

Edition # 1 done!

See you next week, for more Three Things on Thursday.

Chris ~ Resident Collector of Things