5.27.2007

Thinking Blogger Award

Loyal reader Princess Haiku has honored Blue Tea with a Thinking Blogger Award, which is passed on by meme and bestowed by recipients on blogs thought to cultivate and inspire thought.





As a purveyor of minigames and pretty pictures, I think I'm more likely to make you go "Ooh" and "Ahh" than "Hmm", but I am flattered all the same, and I can certainly think of five more worthy honorees to pass it along to. So here, then, are the Five Blogs that Make Me Think.

1. Dream Tree. A thoughtful and poetic blog about fantastic, dreamlike art -- my kind of aesthetic -- and other ephemera. Regular features include a Science News roundup, and the exquisite Wunderkammer series of articles showcasing the origins and history of rare and unusual objects and artifacts.

2. Damn Interesting. Mini history lessons and briefings on strange, surprising, little-known events and phenomena from times past. Perfectly titled.

3. The Huge Entity. Essays and meditations on philosophy, consciousness, history, technology, religion, and other "excruciatingly large things". Wide-ranging and far-reaching.

4. Next Nature. A link blog highlighting trends, products, projects, research, discoveries, and arts that challenge and redefine the boundaries between human and nature.

5. Apothecary's Drawer. An eclectic blog exploring diverse topics in arts, science, and culture, with brief, link-riddled posts that manage to be both fascinating and informative.

I don't expect all of the above to participate, but if you recipients do wish to acknowledge the award and nominate others, here are the rules as given by the originator:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award'.


Most of these honorees are culled from the "Science, Tech, Humanities, Culture" group in my blogroll, which is where I keep most of the Heavy Thinkers, and to which I direct you if you would like to discover more delightful blogs in this vein.

Now, back to the pretty pictures.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Princess Haiku:

Bluewyvern,
I was pleased to see that you posted five interesting blogs and now I am off to visit them.

12:32  
Blogger Danieru:

Thanks very much for thinking of me. The Huge Entity is very flattered. I'll have a pot of tea waiting for you next time you come round :-)

05:00  
Blogger erin:

Congratulations on the award! I found your blog via your comments on Creative Generalist. Bravo for that, too. It would be interesting to see what the response is, but he seems to shy away from challenging comments.
I've commented twice and also wrote an entry about my frustration with some of what is posted. No response.

I'll be back to visit--congrats, again!

17:20  
Blogger bluewyvern:

Haiku: I'm glad you found something in them to excite you. Means the meme is working.

Danieru: And thank *you* for, you know, thinking. ;) Really, you were a shoo-in. Keep the tea warm; I'll bring the biscuits.

Erin: thank you, and thanks for coming by! Nice post -- I agree pretty completely with what you said. I only recently discovered the Creative Generalist, and may have misunderstood it slightly in my drive-by browsing; I thought it was going to be a collection of inspirational lifehacks, projects, stories from creative, cross-disciplinary professionals, that sort of thing -- not manifestos and anti-specialist philosophizing. Ah, well -- as you noted, there is still some interesting stuff there, or we wouldn't be reading.

Anyway, it's nice to have you here. Welcome!

21:18  
Blogger Princess Haiku:

Okay, you made that blog sound even more interesting. I am off to visit and maybe even leave a controversial comment.

01:57  
Blogger Princess Haiku:

Bluewyvern,
Would you be interested in writing a little article on how and why you became a blogger? I participated in this project and am now interested in what got other people started. Info on my space.

13:08  
Anonymous M:

Hi, just stumbled on your site and wanted to congratulate you on the great content. You had me opening so many new tabs, linking left and right. I also wanted to let you know that I have a new blog about the curious history of the places I travel to called Curious Expeditions. Thought you might be interested, as it is a bit wunderkammery. Again, thanks again for the great blog.

06:46  
Blogger bluewyvern:

M: I'm delighted that you came by, and I love your blog -- straight to the blogroll it goes. I would also like to add that I am incredibly jealous of your travels.

19:16  
Blogger pk:

That is a bloody fine list. I had not heard of Next Nature (shall now visitate) but the others are as close to staples as any sites ever manage to become with me. A camomile with a dollop of honey for your troubles ma'am.

09:41  

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