Ancient Eclipse at Chaco

Ancient Eclipse at Chaco

A thought after the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, which I was lucky enough to see: In 1097, a total solar eclipse was visible over Chaco Canyon in what is now New Mexico. An artist there recorded the event in this petroglyph. Scientists now know that 1097 was...

Joining Mastodon

A guest post for Tech Tips in the Writers of Non-Fiction Facebook group As Twitter disintegrates, many people are moving to Mastodon. The buzz about Mastodon is that it’s hard to join and to learn if you aren’t a tech genius. I just joined without any trouble, so...

Data: Sci-Fi Staple and Next Big Thing

www.crn.com Data* is one of the big ideas of our time, or better said, it’s a big idea following on the heels of a mammoth established trend. This makes it much more powerful than if it were merely an idea, because it’s an idea resting on a foundation of facts. Those...

Studio: Next, 2016 version

I’m pleased to say I’m teaching a second edition of Studio: Next this semester in the School of Architecture. As my latest adventure in social media and pedagogical experimentation, I’ll be posting course materials on this blog (and tweeting them...

How wild could London be?

The proposal to transform all of London (yes, UK – THE London) into a national park came to my attention by way of a story by David Goode on The Nature of Cities. “London: A National Park City” introduces a vision of a future where this old, old city...