2017 – late but back in business….

Hey all, I’ve been doing a MindLab Post Grad course so I’ve been busy trying to come to grips with being a student again. Assignments, arrrrgggghhhhhh……just when you think they are behind you forever….but it’s been a very worthwhile activity. It’s made me think about what I’m teaching, how I’m working with the students, and why I’m doing this job.

More on that in the future…right now it’s three things on a thursday….I thought that this year I’d do an interesting app, a website, and a movie I enjoyed.

  1. App: Pocket Body Lite – Developer Description “(This) full body app, with its elegant design and nine layers of musculoskeletal, neurovascular, and internal organ visual content, contains over 70,000 words of learning material.”

pocketbody lite

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-anatomy-interactive-3d-human-anatomy-physiology/id388633565?mt=8

2. Website: That moment when you’re traveling through the galaxy at 100 times the speed of light watching innumerable stars fly by and then realize it’d still take you 10000 years in real time to reach the opposite edge of that galaxy. And when you do get to the edge you realize this is just one galaxy in an infinite ocean of them.

space

https://www.chromeexperiments.com/experiment/100000-stars

3. Movie: I watched Split over the weekend and while I don’t think M Night Shyamalan movies always hit it out of the park, I thought this was well worth watching!

SPOILER ALERT: Do not scroll down or read further if you don’t want the ending revealed!

split-art

So it turns out that Split is set in the same universe as 2000’s Unbreakable. David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pops up at the end to let us know that Shyamalan had once again pulled an unpredicted twist on us. And we realize that Split is actually a sequel to Unbreakable and a third movie with a battle between David Dunn and The Beast (24th personality from Split) is on the way! How refreshing is it that the sequel was ‘revealed’ like this, rather than a huge box-office pumping publicity grab?

I’m picking that the aliiteration of his name David Dunn (Peter Parker, Richard Reed, Bruce Banner, Wade Wilson) is an indication he will team up with the survivor Casey Cook, from Split, as a kind of Batman and Robin to fight Mr Glass and The Beast in the 3rd movie!

I’m going to go back and rewatch Unbreakable and look for more parallels now…Both set in Philedelphia, both include train journey, flowers, music similar, etc…..

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