Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  May 07, 2007  |  0 comments
Subway maps of the world, rendered to scale. Why do I link to that? Because it's got subways . . . and maps . . . and, uh, scale.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 14, 2006  |  0 comments
Mark Cuban has a new business model for the music industry: Give it away.
Wes Phillips  |  Apr 26, 2007  |  0 comments
Joshua Kosman suggests the NYP give up its search for a music director and run the Philharmonic on the "wiki model."
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Hah—I'd like to see the program, that could figure me out!
Wes Phillips  |  Mar 30, 2007  |  0 comments
"While in residence at the Baltimore Museum of Industry during the last two years, Catherine Wagner was given access to their 50,000+ collection of historic light bulbs, one of the premier collections of vintage and antique light bulbs in the United States, with lights dating from the early 19th century. The resulting series of photographs titled A Narrative History of the Light Bulb embodies both sculptural installation and photography. Wagner creates arrangements of bulbs that she then photographs with an 8 by 10 view camera in order to record the glass enclosures and the delicate filaments in stunning detail. Wagner’s work has long been noted for its investigation of the dissemination of knowledge and the construction of culture and these new works follow in her trajectory of providing access to the close scrutiny of scientific objects."
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 20, 2006  |  0 comments
Will nanorobotic spot welding create new gear on a previously unimaginable scale?
Wes Phillips  |  Aug 17, 2007  |  3 comments
B. R. Myers is fightin' mad about high-faluting writin'.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 19, 2005  |  0 comments
How many decimal places can you take it? The Pi trainer can get you further.
Wes Phillips  |  May 16, 2006  |  3 comments
John Marks sends along this article about the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, a 32-ton, 6398-pipe, three-story organ that I, for one, am going to have to make a sonic destination. Be sure to visit the photo essay and other links while you're reading about the Cooper organ—there's a ton of fascinating information there.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 24, 2007  |  1 comments
There's a new biography of Leo Szilard, the physicist who proposed the Strangelovian "doomsday weapon."
Wes Phillips  |  Aug 13, 2008  |  0 comments
After the driving was complete, Bentley got us an after-hours tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum. Nice place—especially if your taste runs to Venetian Renaissance palazzos filled with fine art. The tour was eye opening and afterwards we retired to the cloisters for adult beverages and a catered affair, complete with chamber music in the courtyard.
Wes Phillips  |  Oct 23, 2007  |  0 comments
Scott McCredie explains our incredible sense of balance.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 31, 2006  |  1 comments
In FilmMaker, Scott Macauley has written a spirited preview/interview of Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly, which he says is the first faithful film based on a Philip K. Dick novel. I hope so, because the early trailer I saw had an overly-rotoscoped look that I didn't simply hate, I detested. Macauley makes me want to see the movie anyway.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 29, 2005  |  1 comments
Ever gotten confused by the difference between one fermi and the diameter of the nucleus of a gold atom? This puts it all in perspective.
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 11, 2007  |  0 comments
Michael Chabon on The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Yiddish, and being exiled from exile.