InTrans / Aug 01, 2016
Go! Magazine releases August issue
Go! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.
Each month, Go! produces a three-part article series with either an interview with a transportation expert, a book or movie review, a blog entry from one of our staff writers, or information about transportation careers. The best part? Our articles are interesting for readers of all ages.
For August, we produced a Go! Tech Trends article series about films that use claymation and stop-motion animation to make their worlds literally come to life. Ever think a chicken could be an engineer? Can a fox really ride a motorcycle?
Claymation transportation: Fantastic Mr. Fox
In the world of claymation, transportation isn’t just for humans. From director Wes Anderson, his film Fantastic Mr. Fox explores the life and times of Mr. Fox and his family. Find out how Mr. Fox uses transportation to outwit the “meanest, nastiest, ugliest farmers” in the history of the valley. But, will he fall back into his old, thieving ways?
Claymation transportation: Chicken Run
Some people have “spunk,” but do these chickens have “cluck?” Using claymation and stop-motion animation, the hens in Chicken Run set their sights on freedom. With some help from “Rocky the Flying Rooster,” the hens hatch their plan. But they can’t fly! Find out how their leader Ginger takes up the tool belt, crafting her and her friends up and away from Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy’s chicken farm.
Claymation transportation: Wallace and Gromit
Anyone can be an engineer in the world of claymation—even a dog! Wallace, a cheese-loving engineer, and his best friend Gromit have been saving the day since 1989. They have invented everything from a spacecraft, mechanical trousers, a motorcycle, and even an Anti-Pesto car for rounding up pesky rabbits. What will they come up with next?
Claymation transportation: An interview with Jack Skellington
Go! Staff Writer Hannah Postlethwait sat down and interviewed Jack Skellington, star of the animated classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. He opened up about his journey to Christmas Town and the unique modes of transportation he found there!
ABC: Fiber diet for bridges
Researcher M. Saiid Saiidi from the University of Nevada, Reno, wants to let everyone know about the importance of fiber…for bridges! Did you know that fiber cables are even stronger than steel? Can fiber in bridge structures really stand up to the mighty power of earthquakes?
Dot’s Adventures with Transportation: The Great American Road Trip
“Dot’s Adventures with Transportation: The Great American Road Trip” is directly related to the Go! Explore series posted in April 2016, where readers say “goodbye” to the familiarity of their own beds and “hello” to new opportunities along the open road as we explore places like the Appalachian Trail and the Grand Canyon.