–How to Emote With Statistics: Creepy new software reads emotions, finds Mona Lisa is “83% happy”. And 17% irritated with American tourists.
-Torontoist spent a happy few weeks in Prague last year, soaking in the joys of classic Eastern European stop-motion animation. We found ourselves rather bereft, however, when none of the videos would work in our uncultured North American VCR. Fortunately, someone at Metafilter has directed us to this wonderful link, where clips from a whole slew of work by Trnka, Barta, and others are available to be downloaded. Plus, there’s a short silent film entitled I Walked With a Zombie, and you know how we feel about zombies.
-Speaking of zombies, Kelly Link writes stories about them. And you should read them. After you read this interview with her (via Bookslut, albeit a couple of days ago because we’re slow).
-We can’t believe something with as awesome a name as Zamenhof Day escaped our notice yesterday. To make up for it, teach yourself Esperanto!