This article’s almost a parody of popular science journalism (the squirrel Kevin Bacon! the squirrel Facebook!) but how can you not love a study of networking squirrels?
A hydraulic analog computer built in 1949 (from scrounged Lancaster bomber parts) that represents the British economy using gauges, sluices, colored water, and felt tip pens. (Thanks, Jere!)
People keep calling him “the real Indiana Jones,” but Rahn sounds more like “the real Belloq” to me.
I’m more than psyched–why, I’d rate my anticipation as just short of stoked–for THATCamp, the user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities happening at the Center for History and New Media this weekend. But it’s also triggering a big old wave of imposter syndrome. The other campers all appear to actually, you know, do stuff with technology and the humanities. While I, um, have this blog where I occasionally talk about robots.*
My first visit to CHNM was about a year and a half ago. I’d met Josh Greenberg (now of the NYPL) at a conference, and Jeremy Boggs at another conference, and they urged me to come visit the Center next time I was in DC. So I did. I really wanted to see the place: I figured it would be a cross between Willy Wonka’s factory and the “real world” of The Matrix.** But I may have misconstrued the invitation. Read more