Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
It’s always been a fun mental exercise to imagine how famous historical figures would have dealt with Twitter. There’s even a book about it! But for “Stephen from Baltimore,” Twitter can be used for more than interpreting famous thoughts … it can redefine whole novels.
That’s why he’s created “Bloomsday Burst,” an experiment in turning James Joyce’s epic “Ulysses” into a handful of tweets representing each chapter of the 600-1,000 page book. Stephen’s project has its own New York Times blurb, which is really a coup for a publication that just discovered Tumblr last year. According to his rules:
All volunteers need to do is choose a section, or several, from the 18 episodes, structured loosely on Homer’s epic, “then thoughtfully, soulfully, fancifully compose a series of 4-6 tweets to represent that section.”
If you want to take part in this experiment on June 16 (that’s Bloomsday, the holiday celebrated by James Joyce lovers) and tweet from the @11ysses account, go over to Stephen’s “Master Plan” section and break out your college copy of Joyce’s second-hardest text.
Here are my contributions so far:
1. Bloom’s breakfast: nutty gizzards, giblet soup, roasted heart, liver slices, fried hencock(?) with crumbs, and kidneys that tasted like pee.
2. <strong>@mollybloom: Yes?
3. Just checked into @ BarneyKpub. Pro-tip: great for drinking and sports talk; stay away from politics & religion. #antisemiticcyclops
Think of others? Put them in the comments.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.