Weekend Links is a collection of links that I found over the course of the week. They make for great weekend reading, and come out every Friday, just in time for you to peruse them as you’re trying to find anything else other than work to do.
One Photographer’s Personal Portrait Of Robin Williams: The untimely passing of Robin Williams at the still-young age of 63 sent shock waves around the world last week. Based on the outpouring of love for “Mork” on social media, it was evident that no matter your age, Robin was most likely a fixture in your upbringing. – by Michael Bonocore – https://fstoppers.com/originals/one-photographers-personal-portrait-robin-williams-31159
Dad Channels Old America in Vintage-Inspired Photo Series: Photographer Tyler Orehek’s time machine is his camera. Orehek’s photographs channel early and mid-20th century America through the eyes of his two young children, Tyler and Lauren. – by Laura Vitto – http://mashable.com/2014/08/18/tyler-orehek-photography/
NASA researchers use extreme origami to build space solar panels: Here’s the dilemma: getting heavy things into space is expensive, yet larger, more useful solar panels for satellites weigh a lot. The solution? Make them lighter using the ancient art of Japanese origami. – by Steve Dent – http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/18/nasa-origami-solar-panels/
Flying Cars? Not Yet — But Electric-Powered Skates Have Finally Arrived: In the space between somewhat practical vehicles like the Segway and completely fad-driven curios like the Tamagotchi, there exists a middle ground of outlandish gadget that almost seems to make sense, but is weird enough that you might be too embarrassed to use it in public. – by Adario Strange – http://mashable.com/2014/08/16/rocketskates/
The slippery slope of FCC internet regulation — Tech News and Analysis: Silicon Valley, take note. On August 8, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) started regulating mobile apps — and this government foray into the app space should be of concern to tech entrepreneurs as the debate over how best to ensure the open internet continues. – by Meredith Attwell Baker – http://gigaom.com/2014/08/16/the-slippery-slope-of-fcc-internet-regulation/