Archive for March, 2012


The Soundtrack of Our Journey

While we wait for the official Journey soundtrack to emerge, the composer, Austin Wintory has several of the tracks and excerpts on his SoundCloud page.

Listen, and float far away on a billowing cloak.  I can’t get over how beautiful it is.

A plate of fried seitan with onion

Seitan (gluten) fried with onions

Again, I’m looking into sci-fi food – space food, cyberpunk food, weird food and unusual food.  Last night’s obsession was seitan – wheat gluten from flour.  Recipe and waffle below.

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Phytocycle SD or 'Salad Machine'

The microgravity-suited Phytocycle SD salad growing machine.

I’ll cut straight to the chase – the Hawaii Space Exploration Analogue & Simulation (or HI-SEAS) experiment intends to put 10 scientists and engineers in a space-style pod for 4 months, and see what recipes they create with limited (non-perishable) ingredients, to inform future Mars missions.  That’s just cool.

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Journey Made Me Cry

Screenshot from Journey, by ThatGameCompany

Two strangers Journey towards a mysterious mountain.

Oh good grief.  I just experienced Journey on the PS3 – by ThatGameCompany.  I know I was looking forward to it – they made Flower after all – but I was… well blown away is too crude a phrase.  I was deeply affected by it.

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