Digital Eccentricities

My little corner of the Tumblrverse, where quirk is king.

Who am I? Probably too old to have a blog on Tumblr, that's who I am. But mostly, I watch a lot of anime. A LOT of anime. And for some ungodly reason, I felt like setting something up to blog about it on here.

Here you'll find reblogs and random musings of anything and everything that strikes my fancy; mostly anime and weird Japanese stuff, but science, odd technology and the weirdness of internet culture take close seconds.

(Or thirds, or fourths, or wherever.)

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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

A promotion for the upcoming live-action Patlabor movie involving a life-sized AV-98 Ingram being unveiled in the Kichijoji neighborhood of Musashino, Japan.

chanxco:

仕事したくなるロック画面

(via miyoharada)

peashooter85:

Happy Birthday to Leonardo Da Vinci, Born Today in 1452.

(via miyoharada)