From dance and MozFest to games, travel and beer, there's no shortage of fun in this week's picks!
Doctor Change pitches a rather brilliant concept for Coil and Web Monetization: academic research databases. With so many research journals locking academic articles behind paywalls, perhaps now is the time to reimagine how people access and support these works.
by Riley Q
Riley Q is always finding ways to debunk common perceptions of the music industry. In this week's post, she discusses live shows and why they may not be as vital to a rising musician's career as one might think.
We love Mancel Lindsey's poems, paintings, and reflective thoughts. To Love And Be Loved is a beautiful poem. Oh, and congratulations on your book announcement, Mancel!
by Derek Groen
Derek Groen is a lecturer in Computer Science at Brunel University London, teaching games and research simulations. We feel privileged to have him sharing a how-to series with the community on how to code your own game.
It was awesome to meet members of the Coil and Grant for the Web communities at MozFest, including dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, Jamiel Laurence. We love how Jamiel stepped out of his comfort zone, and we're grateful shared his insightful and unique perspective on this legendary festival.
by Adam Waring
Adam Waring has released the next round of his stylistic Urban Gladiator series, and the Coil gamers are loving it!
by Ken Melendez
This heartwarming tale of Ken Melendez meeting his wife and starting a family is chicken soup for the soul.
by Orlando Buck (aka Big Buck)
Orlando Buck aka Big Buck is a well known advocate of the Filter for Hope cause. In this piece, we get to know the man behind the cause as he chronicles the major moments of his accomplished life.
Traveling photographer, Srdan Vocanec, is apparently also an expert on craft beers as well. Enjoy this informed article on what exactly qualifies as a craft beer along with a beer review that you can practically taste.
by Lars Persson
Lars Persson’s six month long trip to China in 1986 is told in a way that makes it seem like it happened yesterday. We’re looking forward to continuing the journey with him and more great tales of his travels.
Coil Staff Picks highlight some of the team’s favorite posts from the previous week. The staff’s selection guidelines are meant to be inclusive of all genres and content and limited to original, high quality creations. All selections have been published or linked on Coil and are listed in random order.