We will need to harness Big Data not for centralized mass surveillance, but to intelligently distribute and share resources between communities, based on supply, demand, and need. – Nafeez Ahmed is executive director of the System […]
I decided to read James Baldwin. Everything he wrote, from start to finish. Even if it takes the rest of my life.
It can be difficult for a feminist woman to look back at the sexism and gender inequality of history. It is even more difficult when one observes that history being told through the lens of […]
Pretty cool theory to ponder: consciousness is just a conduit, not an actor. Link.
What Galileo’s Church and Today’s Coal Companies have in common
Hi, I’m back and summer 2013 is a memory. I seem to always regret that I did not eat enough tomatoes and nectarines when the end of September rolls around! I left you hanging at […]
On first meeting, Margaret Wertheim impresses me as one who could keep a noncommittal face when confronted with surprising news – a demeanor useful to a poker player. Unlike can’t-keep-any-emotion-off-her-face me, who would make a […]
And I was suddenly imagining all the deeply intricate origami folding I had once heard some scientist talk about – who remembers when – but he was referring to the fact that they had discovered if you wanted to make something so small that you could pack it up to fly into deep space in a very small spaceship, and then unfold itself when its time came, like when it landed on Mars or an asteroid or something.
Or, A Little Mars & Origins of Life History (and other related thoughts) Before Tackling Today’s Space Exploration Debates, Part III A while back a college student mentee of mine asked me to join her […]
Or, A Little Mars & Origins of Life History Before Tackling Today’s Space Exploration Debates, Part II One of the exciting things about blogs is the fact that we can update them with new information, […]