Archive for the ‘people’ Category

I fell out of an airplane: More physical evidence

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Yay! Raeford Parachute Center finally sent my skydiving video! You can read about the experience here.

Help find Morgan Dana Harrington

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Einstein on map making, and the connection of art and science.

Monday, October 19th, 2009

"One of the strongest motives that lead persons to art or science is a flight from the everyday life. With this negative motive goes a positive one. Man seeks to form for himself, in whatever manner is suitable for him, a simplified and lucid image of the world, and so ...

Friday, August 7th, 2009

"I’m struck again by the irony that spaceflight – conceived in the cauldron of nationalistic rivalries and hatreds – brings with it a stunning transnational vision. You spend even a little time contemplating the Earth from orbit and the most deeply ingrained nationalisms begin to erode. They seem the squabbles ...

Game Day at Luna City Arcade

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The multi-talented programmer, vintage arcade enthusiast, artist, and iPhone game developer Peter Hirschberg created a one-of-a-kind private vintage arcade collection that he periodically opens to the public. His Luna City Arcade is an acclaimed collection of still-functioning vintage arcade games from the 1970s and 1980s that he keeps and ...

Welcome to the world, Mila!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

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Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Obama held a rally here in little ol' Roanoke on Friday. He is the first major-party presidential candidate since JFK in 1960 to visit Roanoke. So, Kathryn and I took the day off and waited in the cold, wet line with our friend Kelly to witness this historic ...

Atlanta GECCO trip report

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

div.caption { text-align: center; font-style: italic; font-size: smaller; text-indent: 0; } div.caption-left { font-style: italic; font-size: smaller; text-indent: 0; } Article sections: Atlanta | GECCO 2008 | Contests | Research Atlanta The Atlanta trip was a lot of fun. We stayed in a really nice rental house ...

Iris was on the Today Show!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Last month, we heard about a KIVA outing here in Roanoke to get families and their kids to come out for a short hike and bug hunt. Turns out the Today Show was filming a story about "nature deficit disorder", the idea that kids just aren't getting out and ...

Geek celebrity moment

Friday, July 11th, 2008

My friend Chris recently got to meet Jeff Hawkins (neuroscientist, founder of Palm Computing and Handspring, inventor of the Palm Pilot and the Treo, author of On Intelligence, founder of Numenta, developer of the idea of "Hierarchical Temporary Memory"): "Can you sign my Palm Pilot?" Pretty nifty! Chris gets to play ...