Category Archives: Our World

Man as Industrial Palace

Der Mensch als Industriepalast [Man as Industrial Palace], a poster by Fritz Kahn. Amazing the degree to which this single image has resonated (and continues to resonate) in our culture. The image is part of the Dream Anatomy website published … Continue reading

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Maps and more places to imagine than you can imagine

OK, here are three links that you might find interesting: Fantasy Cartography is all about maps to places that have only been imagined. In other words, "…a collection of maps from various fantasy and science fiction works for your viewing." … Continue reading

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Strange Maps

Strange Maps is one of the reasons for the utter awesomeness of the Internets. It’s also one of the reasons I have such a hard time getting work done. If you have any interest in history or politics or science … Continue reading

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Highway interchange

A set of Japanese interchange photos. This is an awesome set of photographs taken in and around a highway interchange, in Japan. It’s mesmerizing, at least to me–and breathtaking in a strange way. For one thing, the whole thing is … Continue reading

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Scintillating grains of sand

If you think sand is just gritty, brownish, and tiny, you’re in for a surprise: Each Grain of Sand a Tiny Work of Art is a surprising gallery of extreme closeup photographs of sand from around the world, from Discover … Continue reading

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Hands-on virtual physics lab–it's Phun!

This could be the Coolest science toy ever; check out that video! I know the kids are going to like this kind of thing. You can download the software (it’s beta, so it might not work perfectly; it’s also available … Continue reading

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Breakthroughs in Science

If you keep up with the science notes in your favorite newspaper or magazine, you may already have heard about how some of our space probes aren’t moving through space exactly as predicted. The Economist has a nice summary of … Continue reading

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Reuse is always better than recycling

Do you ever check out what’s in the piles of trash set out in your neighborhood on garbage collection day? Around my home, I see an awful lot of good stuff that still has plenty of use in it–people just … Continue reading

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