At about 8:55, the host goes into a little detail about the parabolic tiled ceiling of the “whispering gallery” at Grand Central. Also, there’s some crazy info about how that tiled ceiling is supported by the angles of the tiles themselves.
Hi, all–wanted to share a short piece I wrote for the New Yorker last week, “Remembering Al Reinert and ‘For All Mankind,” the Precursor to ‘Apollo 11.'”
It’s a short media history of sorts, written for a general audience. Enjoy!
Gita Jackson, “What It’s Like to Write About Race and Video Games”: https://kotaku.com/what-its-like-to-write-about-race-and-video-games-1832886047
Here is the digital arts group that I shared with Colin: Adrien M & Claire B. https://www.am-cb.net/en
Students and professors targeted by racist, sexually explicit emails
…apropos of our discussion this week, here’s an excerpt of Clive Thompson’s new book Coders, on the lost history of female programmers:
…a new book on media obsolescence:
…following up on our discussion of Elcott, Pepper’s Ghost, and the manipulation of dead celebrities, here’s the article I wrote about holograms for the Atlantic (n.b.: I did not come up with that title for the piece!):
See also the more recent work by Rashad Timmons at aadhum2018, “Intentionally Black, Intentionally Digital” conference on the reanimation of black bodies as spectacle.
Bernd and Hilla Becher photographs of water towers and other ‘typologies’ of industrial architecture
more info here