RIP David Berman. The Silver Jews and Purple Mountains frontman dies at 52. Very sad — my wife and I bonded over his music when we first met (and still do).
I remember when NASA was sci-fi, not retro.
Canal du midi
Thirty years ago today, I woke up before dawn in NYC to head downtown with @disquiet and listen to Sun Ra and Don Cherry celebrate the summer solstice at the southern tip of Manhattan.
I signed the contract. Now I have to write the damned thing.
Shin Egashira’s “Double Globe” (2019), riffing on Alfred Jarry’s Practical Construction of the Time Machine (1899), at Betts Project, London.
100 years ago today, by observing an eclipse in the Southern Hemisphere, Arthur Eddington and others tested Einstein’s General Relativity theory.
Congratulations to our students for finishing the Imperial Astrophysics exam (and to us for making it through without having made any mistakes). Next up: marking…
Excellent Planck swag: an original backup data DVD.