World's Fair

Archives for June, 2009

The photographer Jade Doskow is capturing and creating images of the once-grand spectacles called World’s Fairs. Her photographs do triple duty: they track down those old sites, in cities across the world (from Brussels to Seville, from New York to Spokane, from Paris to Philadelphia); they call back to the technological grandeur such exhibitions sought…

Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm is about a half hour from Charlottesville, give or take. His local prominence preceded the Omnivore’s Dilemma bump of ’06 and continues on after. Jane Black, the food writer for the Washington Post, wrote last year about the Chipotle franchise’s decision to use Salatin’s pigs as the sole source for their…

Happy Bloomsday

Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead on this day back in 1904. I’m many hours late noting it. One favorite passage among many quoted below. Try to commit it to memory.

Science Scouts Redux!

Just a quick heads up to let you know that the Science Scout website has been completely revamped. It’s now capable of accepting comments (anecdotes) of why you feel particularly inclined to deserve certain badges. As well, there are a few these new badges for you to peruse through: And the start of an attempt…

Sorry this has been a bit delayed (for those following anyway). Song 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 1. Waterfall – James 2. Wake Up – Arcade Fire 3. Never Had Nobody Like You – M Ward 4. No one is to blame – Emile Millar 5. Tournament of Hearts – The…

Science Scout Twitter feed (Originally from here) Dear Mr. Superman, Mr. Batman, Ms. Wonder Woman, and other esteemed do-gooders, Although I have been waiting patiently for a few years in the hope that an advertisement would appear, I feel for the sake of my career that now is a good time to approach you. In…

A slow June at the Fair (see here for an explanation), but I’m popping in to share what constitutes a different sort of landscape image(s) below. Here’s the first: The Citarum River in Indonesia. Here we have landscapes of garbage, scenes of environments overwhelmed with waste, with excess, with disposed and disposable items. The images…

So, I’ll soon be in London to attend the British Science Association’s Science Communication Conference, as well as check in with some folks on possible sabbatical stints, and I’m wondering if there’s anyone around who would be into having a beer. This could even be in the guise of a Science Scout kind of thing,…

Science Scout Twitter feed Crustaceans are a very large group of arthropods, comprising almost 52,000 described species, and are usually treated as a subphylum. They include various familiar animals, such as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles (from wiki). – – – This collage art by Mark Wagner is pretty wild. As well, there’s…

Science Scout twitter feed In botany, a pome (after the Latin name for fruit: pomum) is a type of fruit produced by flowering plants in the subfamily Maloideae of the family Rosaceae.(from wiki) – – – Today at the Science Creative Quarterly we have this great story written by Matt McKenna. For those of you…