A couple of days ago I was wondering about the rise on the use of “Because [something]”. Because as a preposition. I know it’s an internet thing, and I’ve seen the Because Race Car, because… well, because internet.

Then, lo and behold, Megan Garber published an article about this in The Atlantic, explaining it all:

It’s a usage, in other words, that is exceptionally bloggy and aggressively casual and implicitly ironic. And also highly adaptable. Carey has unearthed instances of the “because-noun” construction with the noun in question being, among other terms, “science, math, people, art, reasons, comedy, bacon, ineptitude, fun, patriarchy, politics, school, intersectionality, and winner.” (Intersectionality! Because THEORY. Bacon! Because BACON.)

Go read it. Very interesting, and awesome ending.


How to use your smartphone as a digital microscope


This instructable gives you an easy-to-follow step by step guide on building a digital microscope using your smartphone and a cheap laser pointer.


How the Victorians Wired the World

The internet before the internet. The chapter on netiquette and “on-line” relationships is fascinating.


No Place Like Home

Dominic Wilcox designed these GPS-enhanced shoes that guide you to a pre-loaded destination.

“In the whole world there’s only two kind of jobs”

Erik Hollenbeck speaks about creating your own private island. Beautiful work.