Revising the List

I first met Erica Crotts and her husband five or six years ago, I think, back when they were still undergraduates who were attending International Arts Movement conferences in New York. So I was delighted by Erica’s lovely article about revising her to-do list after the birth of their first child: I’m learning that life [Read More...]

New Use for An Abandoned WalMart

I love seeing abandoned buildings and architectural features turned into new, productive ones. This is pretty cool - in McAllen, Texas, an abandoned WalMart has been turned into the nation’s largest single-floor public library: There are thousands of abandoned big box stores sitting empty all over America, including hundreds of former Walmart stores. With each store taking up [Read More...]

Back to School – With a Computer in Your Brain

File this under the “terrifying” heading: the New York Times reports that scientists are “edging closer to manipulating memory and downloading instructions from a computer right into a brain.” This has implications that seem straight out of both The Matrix and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: erasing memories, downloading languages, and the like. Just one little [Read More...]

The Perfect Workspace?

We don’t think about this all too much, but our work is not shaped just by who we are and what we believe about our work, but also by the place in which we actually work – our workspace. So I thought this article from 99U, which explores ways to optimize our workspaces based on [Read More...]


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