Yes, it was one of those science fan nights for me at Pasadena’s Caltech Beckman Auditorium last week. I’ve read most of Freeman Dyson’s books and for years have admired his sensible approach to science […]
Just because someone is a brilliant scientist, it does not necessarily follow that he/she is a brilliant anything-else.
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 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, […]
Writer Virginia Woolf watched her own mind. She had plenty of time to do so as she was sent to bed by doctors who, in the 19th century, prescribed the reverse cure to depression […]
I mentioned I would be attending a conference this week. It was the TEDx conference at Pasadena’s Caltech. The animation above explains, kind of, why I don’t have a bunch of photos. I could leave […]
Went to hear my favorite songwriter, Merlin Snider, the other night at Coffee Gallery Backstage in Pasadena. During the performance he mentioned that he was reading a great book, This Is Your Brain on Music […]
Well, the synchronicity scientists would nod an “I told you so” to the fact that I went to buy a WEB magazine at Vroman’s in Pasadena on Saturday and learned that Jonathan Safran Foer would […]
Foer grew up with computers, computer games, the WEB, video games, desktop publishing; it is not a great surprise that when he sat down to write novels, he was influenced by his exposure to new […]
What better way to start my new media book riffing than with a Thai outdoor lunch in Pasadena and Jonathan Safran Foer’s wonderful book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – a book that stands on […]