November 8, 2012
For day 19, an excerpt from Claude S. Fischer’s review of The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology edited by Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor Pinch. The review appeared in the November 20, 1987 issue of Science.
November 6, 2012
For day 16, check out this video of Paul Churchland, author of Matter and Consciousness, and Patricia Smith Churchland (we’ll feature a couple of her books later this week) discussing consciousness.
November 5, 2012
For day 15, Harold Abelson, coauthor (with Gerald Jay Sussman), reflects on Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.
We’re two weeks into our 50th anniversary series! Day 14’s post brings us into the ’80s.
November 3, 2012
For day 13 of our anniversary series, Lisa Heschong reflects on Thermal Delight in Architecture:
November 2, 2012
David Nye, author of When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America, discusses America’s response to power outages following Hurricane Sandy.
November 1, 2012
Fredric Raichlen, author of Waves, explains storm surge and Hurricane Sandy’s impact on beaches.
David Gordon Wilson, coauthor (with Frank Rowland Whitt), reflects on Bicycling Science:
October 31, 2012
Day 10’s anniversary post celebrates Learning From Las Vegas by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour.
October 30, 2012
We’re featuring Hans Wingler’s Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago for day 9 of our 50th anniversary series.