Mathematicians and the Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Capturing the Unicorn"
(Plus- Coca-Cola, formulated)
How to help librarians and archivists from your living room
(Plus- Frederick B. Adams)
Derrick Lin’s miniature dioramas put the (bygone?) bustle of everyday life into context
(Plus- Typhoid Mary quarantined)
Quoth Jill Lepore" "The National Emergency Library is a gift to readers everywhere"
“A Brief History of Word Games," from @AdrienneRaphel
(Plus- Housman, and the ferocious Frost)
Alternatives to “ordinary” infinite space: "What Is the Geometry of the Universe?"
(Plus- Percy Bysshe Shelley, expelled)
Toy with topology: https://roughlydaily.com/2020/03/25/all-you-really-need-to-know-for-the-moment-is-that-the-universe-is-a-lot-more-complicated-than-you-might-think-even-if-you-start-from-a-position-of-thinking-its-pretty-damn-complicated-in-the-fir/
Internet Archive announces a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public
Fun Delivered: world's foremost experts on Whoopee Cushions and Silly Putty tell all
(Plus- Doogie Howser, M.D.)
Ponder pranks: https://roughlydaily.com/2020/03/24/amaze-your-friends-4/
The father of the Gaia Hypothesis with a provocative take on the coming age of hyperintelligence: "Gaia Will Soon Belong to the Cyborgs"
(Plus- Franklin H. Giddings)
The mysteries of human attraction: "Eye to Eye"
The eyes have it: https://roughlydaily.com/2020/03/22/for-she-had-eyes-and-chose-me/
An “eclectorama” of architectural images: Archi/Maps
(Plus- Morris H. Whitehouse)
Ruminate on renderings: https://roughlydaily.com/2020/03/21/a-design-isnt-finished-until-someone-is-using-it/
A reminder to my fellow shelters-in-place: the glorious (and non-profit) Internet Archive has millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more
Slipping one past one of the most rigorous map-making institutions in the world: "For Decades, Cartographers Have Been Hiding Covert Illustrations Inside of Swiss Official Maps"
(Plus- the Black Death)
Explore for Easter eggs: https://roughlydaily.com/2020/03/20/a-map-is-the-greatest-of-all-epic-poems/
Say goodbye to Hollywood Park: photographing the twilight of a racetrack
(Plus- Casinos legalized)
Think conservatives are disconnected from reality? It's even worse among liberals. Arlie Hochschild explains...
The fabulous fans at a Cher concert
(Plus- cover girl)
Why are the heel pieces, or end pieces, of a loaf seen as undesirable? @ShortFormErnie faces up to the "Bread End"
“All sorrows are less with bread”
Embrace the ends: https://roughlydaily.com/2020/03/16/all-sorrows-are-less-with-bread/
"The Second Career of Michael Riegels"- how an ex-pat Brit in the BVI founded the now-global $7-10 trillion off-shore tax haven "industry"
(Plus- the Ides of March)
Come to grips with grift: https://roughlydaily.com/2020/03/15/i-like-to-pay-taxes-with-them-i-buy-civilization/
It's Pi Day! What better way to "prove" 3.14 than with that most perfect of pies-- pizza!
Lifelong quests! Lawsuits! Feuds! A super-serious story about cereal
(Plus- the father of chicken nuggets)
Pour some sugar on me: https://roughlydaily.com/2020/03/13/i-vant-to-eat-your-cereal/
Have helped start lots of orgs (e.g., GBN, Wired, Oxygen); of late, mostly NGOs. Still practice scenario planning, mostly with not-for-profits.
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