The Academic is Dead. Long Live the Academic.

I didn’t go to university. I went to a community college. And I took 8 years to get a 2 year degree at that, so perhaps I’m the last person qualified to be commenting on academics and/or higher education. I do know that now, as a wizened middle-ager I wish I had gone to university […]

Wrapped Reichstag

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95 Photo: Wolfgang Volz  © 1995 Christo  Was reading an article online that referenced this art installation Wrapped Reichstag, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude from 1995. I’d never heard of it so searched it up. I find the studies and models leading up to the installation fascinating. It’s impressive how in the […]

Carl Sagan, Soothsayer

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest […]