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Perhaps because I so enjoyed the time I spent at sea learning about fish, I particularly enjoyed this collection of Nick Cobbing’s photos of ice, sea, and people who work them — scientists, fishermen, adventurers. Cobbing has a great eye for color and form, particularly those of the icy north and the sea; his study…

Emotional Cartography

Leave it to Vaughn Bell to find this stuff: emotional maps of different cities. Got to get a hold of this — and as Vaughn explains, you and I can, with free download. (But leave the author some $. It’s the right thing to do.) Nold came up with the idea of fusing a GSR…

Two-Wheeled Parkour

Oh I could do that.

A heads-up: to those in or near NYC: Tuesday, March 31, at 6 pm, at 20 Cooper Square in NYC, I’ll be giving a talk/discussion on blogging and long-form journalism — particularly on the different demands, pros and cons, possibilities and constraints, and reader and writer experiences those two different modes of writing (and reading)…

Were the makers of that sheepherding-art video I put in an earlier post (and further below in this post as well) pulling the wool over our eyes? Can you really get sheep to do that stuff? My sister Ann, who sent me the link to start with and who has spent some time training sheepdogs…

“Faith” is a fine invention For gentlemen who see — But microscopes are prudent In an emergency. Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886) via A Word a Day, 3/17/09

Road trip, or In a hurry to see the city

Came down from Vermont (home) to Boston yesterday for a 3-day vaca with the 4 and 7 year-old. Much-anticipated trip, everyone eager to escape the snow and same four walls and indulge some big-city excitement (like science museums). The 7-year-old started a travel diary in a little 1.5×3-inch notebook. His first entry, written in the…

Oh man. This is good. Via Kottke, who has other mixes as well. Soviet Army dance ensemble + Run DMC = the invention of breakdancing in the mid-1900s.

Despite the rain on my window, it’s a fine day indeed, with many wonderful celebrations of Darwin’s 200th ringing throughout the blogoshere. Most of these, naturally, focus on Darwin’s theory of evolution and its many implications and reverberations. I much admire that theory. But what I find most fascinating about Darwin is not his theory…

Just lost my physical science book… How is that possible? It’s so BIG. People do not believe in science. masturbation IS a science why did i decide to get involved with this computer science networking stuff? i am an arts person! what was i thinking? lol sitting here doing science homework , o fun. painting…