Dec 24, 2012 — We're taking a two-week break from regular posting on 13.7. We will return to our regular schedule starting on Monday, January 7. In the meantime, be sure to check out the answer to Alva's riddle from the other day and — if you're new to the blog — our archive of posts from the past three years.
Sep 11, 2012 — In images of a universe much larger than the scale of human malice there is a freedom we can always return to for at least a few breaths.
Aug 14, 2012 — War might have made evolutionary sense for emerging groups with a predisposition to social hierarchy and tool building, but what happens when these societies become global — and so do their tools of war?
Nov 29, 2011 — As we head into the holiday season this might be a good moment to reflect on the roots of our collective consumer delusion.
Nov 22, 2011 — No amount of explanation, be it a "Theory of Everything" or a religious theology, will reduce the power of experience.
Feb 6, 2010 — Science as diplomacy? You bet. Scientists from enemy nations working together offer a critical avenue for communication in the worst of times—and endless opportunities for social invention in the public good
Jan 20, 2010 — Can artists stop nuclear bombs? With many thousands of nuclear warheads on ready alert, we need to think outrageously. Maybe YouTube is the answer.
Dec 16, 2009 — Artists and scientists are the official "noticers" of society, those who notice things other people have either never learned to see, or learned to ignore, and communicate those noticings to others.