Monday, August 10, 2015

Here’s a great discovery: an odd old photo turns out to be the first image of the Smithsonian castle.

I don’t think I had heard of Joe Gould until I read about him in the New Yorker. It’s a long story about a bizarre man who knew many of the premier writers in New York in the early 20th century. I also hadn’t heard of Augusta Savage until now, and wow, she is amazing and I'm off to learn more about her.

A defense of handwriting points to an aspect I still love: the connection between mind and body. Writing by hand is a very different experience (to me) than typing.

And, lastly: Wobblebots! You can make them yourself!

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