World's Fair

Archives for October, 2009

Realclimate.org has a great post today called “An Open Letter to Steven Levitt.” In case, you haven’t heard, this is the economist, and one of the noted authors of the Freakonomics, who recently published Superfreakonomics, a book that is fast gaining notoriety as being fraught with many errors on the issue of Global Warming. Essentially,…

(I’m guessing that at least one of my five readers are from UBC, so here goes). Of course, this happens just before Halloween… The other night, I moved a human anatomy torso model from my lab to my car. This was in preparation for an elementary school visit the following morning. It’s basically this model…

I’ve just had a piece published in the Walrus, and it’s also available to read at their website. Basically, the piece is about how this 85ft Blue Whale skeleton was discovered and prepped for a new museum at the University of British Columbia. It was really quite amazing to chat with Mike deRoos, the aforementioned…

Today, seedmagazine.com has a piece about Luke Jerram, the artist that I wrote about earlier (he of the incredible glass microbe structures). Anyway, I was asked to write something to go along with the piece, and have done so here. It’s funny, but I even felt a bit awkward writing this response (being asked to…

Philip Graham is a writer and professor at the University of Illinois. Friend of the World’s Fair Oronte Churm recently interviewed him. (Mr. Churm, aka John Griswold, also teaches at Illinois and is also a writer — check out his beautiful new novel Democracy of Ghosts.) It’s a good interview, right here at this link.

Let me explain… First take a peek at this: I actually posted this earlier, but basically, what you’re seeing here is the promotional video for a student conference, called TEDx Terry talks. This, we just finished up the other day (it was amazing and you can see the synopsis here). Anyway, we actually launched the…

If you know where the Spy Museum is, I encourage you to read “Days at the Museum #4: International Week” over at McSweeney’s. If you don’t know where the Spy Museum is, well, help me help you find out. Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada, California,1868 (from the Smithsonian website) Some other things you may…