Media winter is coming

A prerequisite for working in media in the 21st century is tolerance for turmoil: Owners change at the drop of a hat, politicians and CEOs like Elon Musk start fights over …

The NOW Clock

Based on an illustration she did for a tech blog in 2014, Hallie Bateman is selling the NOW clock , a timepiece that reminds you whatever time it happens to be, it’s also always the present moment. Tags: Hallie Bateman time

Love a Good Train Station Mosaic

Dang, look at these new mosaics by Kiki Smith and Yayoi Kusama for Grand Central Madison , the MTA’s newest LIRR station. As a former (and future?) New Yorker, I know a lot of the city’s dwellers appreciate the MTA’s commitment to public art and to mosaics in particular.

20 Iconic Photos of the Climate Crisis

Gabrielle Schwarz at The Guardian has gathered 20 of the most iconic and meaningful photographs of the effects of the climate crisis . Metaphors abound. I think often of Kristi McCluer’s photograph of the golfers casually playing a round in proximity to 2017 Eagle Creek fire in

The temple of knowledge

Imagine growing up in a New York City library, where you could wander the stacks and read late into the night. Ronald did - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon



In a competition between someone who knows the most and someone who is willing to learn the most, the edge usually goes to the curious and empathic professional, not the one who is simply protecting what’s already known.