Sketches of bravery, determination, and inventiveness.
Portia James | Sep 23, 2021
Lem's 1964 story, published in English for the first time, tells the tale of a scientist in an insane asylum theorizing that the sun is alive.
Stanisław Lem, Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones | Sep 20, 2021
How visual culture can be mobilized to address the most altering event in the story of humanity.
Alexis L. Boylan | Sep 8, 2021
The story of teaching machines is deeply intertwined with Skinner’s psycho-technologies, which laid a foundation from which education technology has never entirely broken.
Audrey Watters | Sep 3, 2021
An interview with one of the most creative guitarists of our time, excerpted from Joel Harrison's book 'Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players.'
Joel Harrison | Aug 24, 2021
The Afrofuturism movement within sci-fi may be equal to this moment, in part because it grows out of a history of displacement, atrocity, and instability.
Wade Roush | Aug 19, 2021
Decisions about food and farming have always been decisions about how to structure the world.
Zoë Kopp-Weber | Aug 13, 2021
The Russians may have been winning the space race in the 1950s, but they couldn’t hold a candle to the sophistication of Western dress.
Djurdja Bartlett | Jul 23, 2021
If geographers “carve,” “draw,” or “write” the earth, psychogeographers add a zest of soul to the mix, linking earth, mind and foot.
Karen O'Rourke | Jul 16, 2021
Transforming the Berlin Hitler loathed into a new world capital called “Germania” demanded the destruction of the urban core, eviction of its Jewish residents, recruitment of forced labor — and enrollment of the city’s infrastructure.
Timothy Moss | Jul 9, 2021