Visual Futurist Syd Mead passed away early this year. I’ve been a long time admirer of his since making the connection of his work and the sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner. When I was young I used to draw spacecraft and futuristic spaceports imagining an exciting world of the future. Little did I know there were […]
Sadly this content emanates from a series of tweets. Although it has been unrolled, I’m adding a redundant backup here. Brian Kopelmann on becoming a writer: 1) No teacher ever singled me out and told me I should consider a career as a writer. Come to think of it, no fellow student ever did either. […]
These photos spark a rabbit hole of thoughts and emotion.
“The struggle of good against evil feels less like a cosmic battle than a longstanding sports rivalry between teams whose glory days are receding. The head coaches come and go, the uniforms are redesigned, certain key players are the subjects of trade rumors, and the fans keep showing up.” A.O. Scott on The Rise of […]
“…we perfect, most dangerously, our children. Let me tell you what we think about children. They’re hardwired for struggle when they get here. And when you hold those perfect little babies in your hand, our job is not to say, “Look at her, she’s perfect. My job is just to keep her perfect — make […]
When I was in college, and the nascent web first began to emerge on our computer screens, I’d breathlessly show a friend something I thought was exciting and, while acknowledging some novelty around the matter, said friend would respond that whoever was responsible had “too much time on their hands.” It’s been long enough now […]
In support of his book Fall, or Dodge In Hell.
I’ve blogged on and off for many years. There was a time I would pad my years of experience but it is long gone; 19 years ago I came away from a job interview and played D-note Devotion at the maximum volume that my old Honda speakers could muster. I am “self taught” – what […]