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For backward or forward, eternity

Is the same; already we have been

The nothing we dread to be.

-Hermann Melville

Utopians look back

As much as they look forward – 75 more words


Star Trek: Discovery - The Vulcan Hello (Review)

What does Star Trek look like in 2017?

Star Trek: Discovery was always going to have to reinvent the franchise. It exists twelve years removed from the end of… 9,813 more words

Star Trek

Building for 2120: the Pragmatic Utopianism of Bjarke Ingels

Dear 2120,

Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees. This is part of the reason, I think, that Bjarke Ingels’s hedonistically sustainable, pragmatically utopian architecture has managed to stay out of Letters to 2120 up until now. 906 more words

Tuesday September 5, 2017

All of us contain within ourselves fragmentary shadow selves. Drink it up, knock it back. If illustrations of butterflies are not your thing, turn instead to… 391 more words

The Dangers of a More Perfect Union

When the Founding Fathers gathered in Philadelphia in the late spring of 1787, they all well understood both the strengths and glaring inadequacies of the Articles of Confederation (1777). 1,055 more words


Basic Income: What it is and why we need it

The state of things

I don’t think it is unfair to say that society, as it currently stands, has rather a lot of issues. For one we seem increasingly divided. 3,367 more words

Monday August 7, 2017

I need to design some new courses. What are some topics worth teaching that won’t make me want to blow my brains out? “Literature and the Practice of Everyday Life,” with generous helpings of Thoreau and the Situationists; maybe a sprinkling of documents from the New Games movement of the 1970s? 610 more words