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Archives for March, 2008

Timebomb – everybody dance.

Boy, talk about consumption. Great music video featuring the digital art prowess of Chris Jordan. We offer this as a follow-up to last summer’s “What We Waste,” a post on Jordan’s work that was part of a larger discussion of consumption patterns and energy (cf. E-trash , What We Eat, and this larger conversation on…

(see the show here – go to video 6) Just got back from some time off, where my wife (Kate) and I had a week to explore the city of New York. It was the first time for us, and it was a pretty busy week where we tried to fit in as many of…

I know Carter has interesting things to say about race relations in America, but how can you concentrate on them when they’re surrounded by silly prose:”Julia was kicking herself, and not only because she and Mary might both be dead in five minutes.” Don’t you just hate it when you’re about to be dead in…

“We Americans increased our travel — just for shopping — by over 90 billion miles from 1990 to 2001. That’s billion with a ‘B.’ It’s safe to say that most of those new miles were not spent seeking out local food.” A. Flaccavento So it is that the localism movement is in full flush. No…

Insect Cyborg Engineering

A public service announcement from The World’s Fair. DARPA Hybrid Insect MEMS “DARPA seeks innovative proposals to develop technology to create insect-cyborgs, possibly enabled by intimately integrating microsystems within insects, during their early stages of metamorphoses. The healing processes from one metamorphic stage to the next stage are expected to yield more reliable bio-electromechanical interface…

Food is a big issue these days – none more so than where I live in Richmond (at this very moment). – – – To: GCL Public Hearings, Richmond, BC Attn: Richmond City Clerk Re: Public hearing on the Garden City Lands, 5555 No. 4 Road, Richmond To whom it may concern This letter is…

Not just exceptional, but awesome…

Part 1 | Part 2 – – – Part 2 with Jan Golinski, author of British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment, follows below. All entries in the author-meets-bloggers series can be found here.

Part 1 | Part 2 – – – The World’s Fair is proud to discuss British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2007) with its author, Jan Golinski of the University of New Hampshire. Golinski is a Professor of History and Humanities, the Chair of the Department of History at UNH,…

Preface | Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 | (Sidebar 1) | Pt. 4 | Pt. 5 | Pt. 6 Pt. 7 | (Sidebar 2a) | (Sidebar 2b) | Pt. 8 | Pt. 9 | Conclusion Morris believes that shadows are the key. Yes, I’m back onto the actual path of Morris’s investigation,…