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On the subtle interactions and design of trompe-l’Å“il visual motifs and public policy

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Steve Jobs was right about a lot of things. His aesthetic sense, his commitment to making computers and software less painful for users, and his marketing powress have obviously been successful–even if not altogether satisfying given the trade-offs they entail Read more ›

Wittgenstein on Games

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Ludwig Wittgenstein was a Viennese philosopher intent on language, its meaning, and its interactions with the physical environment– or more precisely, the public space of use. His writings have influenced education, mathematics, art, and others for their critical approach to language, Read more ›

Weaving Haplotypes

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The word mitochondrion comes from the Greek μίτος or mitos, meaning thread and χονδρίον or chondrion, meaning granule (thanks! wikipedia). But this isn’t about the mitochondrion itself.  Rather, this is a story about how the genetic information that helps mitochondria Read more ›

Public Engagement, Art, and Narration of Science & Technology Development

This was a post that I initially wrote for the ‘Telling Stories’ discussion group that is made up of recipients of the Wellcome Trust’s International Engagement Award.  The group practices public engagement with public health and science from a variety Read more ›