ZOMG there’s nothing like a classic you’ve never read until now. Between Childhood’s End, 2001 and Rendezvous with Rama, Sir Arty was responsible for some of the most severe brain-blastings that ever came my way. Then there was that tv show with the crystal skull. Anyway at last I’ve started THE CITY AND THE STARS oh my word. I can already tell there is going to be an afternoon or very late night devoted to lying down till I get over the spins.
Read it my darlings if you care much for possibilities in the deep deep future.
A view from the ice moon Europa tonight. Most of the inner Jovian moons, Saturrn, and the inner system. How bout that plane of the ecliptic.
I heard “The Italian Lesson” on a public radio station years ago and bits of it have floated up in my memory ever since.
douglas adams writing about technology in 1999.
Yay Douglas Adams! Yeah!!
This greenery filled Beehive Tower for Heron Quay, London is a vertical farm inspired by the hexagonal forms of the honeycomb. Designed by Rory Newel & Lucy Richardson, the 220m high ‘Hive’ is a place for green thumbs to reside and to cultivate all kinds of plants, especially edible ones. The structure features a number of sustainable systems such as an army of wind turbines that sits atop it and a rainwater collection system to water the crops within it. (via Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building)