In Space, No One Cares About the Documentation


In Science Fiction circles, we readers are always awarding points to authors who manage to make reasonably accurate predictions. Being able to introduce prescient ideas in fictional words means that the author must have had knowledge of some frontier of knowledge and reported it back to the rest of us. In today‚Äôs world, news of scientific and technological advances travels quickly, unencumbered by gaps in communication structure or a lack of undersea cable. Practically speaking, knowledge and discoveries move more quickly from the frontier to the lands laypeople inhabit than ever before. read more >>

A Social Media Biography of a Spree Killer, Part 1

Like 28% of young adults (18-29) in the United States, Elliot Rodger created videos and posted them to the Internet. He recorded himself driving around in his BMW, walking around public places, and giving monologues on life, particularly his dissatisfaction with women. Unlike most young adults, he posted a video that outlined his plans for a killing spree. The videos are part of his social media autobiography, an enduring digital artifact of a life many would like to forget… read more >>


World War II was at its height and the United States raced to produce the atomic bomb ahead of Nazi Germany. In the remote desert of southeast Washington… read more >>

Dial-Up Days

Once there was a Blockbuster on every corner, and from every radio Kurt Cobain sang about teen spirit… read more >>