Merits, representatives, and access

Probably dozens of you noticed Charles Murray‘s recent Washington Post essay days before I did. I came across it yesterday, looking over my husband’s shoulder as he chuckled at one of the (no doubt legion) bemused/snarky response weblog posts, one that block-quotes the several paragraphs listing examples of cultural touchstones that “members of the New

Who’s the Medium now?

Last weekend a long-standing friend and I re-wove a fascinating set of threads from a once shimmering and strong connection that had been somewhat out of repair. Also that weekend, over brunch, she told my husband and me that she cannot enjoy art from creators she knows to be jerks. I got a bit wistful

HRSFANS Elections

“In the month of November of the third year of service of the standing Executive Committee, the Board shall conduct a general election for the three officers of the next Executive Committee.” HRSFANS has been around for three years now. We’ve had a reunion, raised an endowment, started SIGs, created ways for HRSFA to connect

Balloons

Take a look at this gorgeous photo series from The Boston Globe, featuring “balloons of all shapes, sizes and purposes – ranging from a child’s toy to a football-field-sized research instrument”. It’s such a simple theme, but so beautifully executed.

“Domestic Transformer”

While we’re talking about innovative solutions to space constraints… This Hong Kong architect has packed twenty four rooms into his tiny but very versatile apartment, through the magic of movable walls and fold-out facilities. ¬†Apparently, this is environmentally friendly in addition to being awesomely futuristic.

Every Time You Make A Powerpoint

This happens, although don’t click on that link unless you have some tolerance for dark humor. Well, I think it’s funny, and I also think Edward Tufte’s stand on PowerPoint is interesting (if not news at this point): Slideware may help speakers outline their talks, but convenience for the speaker can be punishing to both