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Whose Apollo Are We Talking About? - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Apollo’s Legacy Perspectives on the Moon Landings By Roger D. Launius Published 05.14.2019 Smithsonian Books 264 Pages Apollo to the Moon A History in 50 Objects By Teasel E. Muir-Harmony Published 10.30.2018 National Geographic 304 Pages"
books  review  space  history  1960s  moon  apollo-program 
6 weeks ago by tsuomela
The Experimental City - Home
"The Experimental City is a documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota."
film  urban  city  state(Minnesota)  1960s  utopia 
11 weeks ago by tsuomela
Beyond the Counterculture: Rethinking College in the ’60s - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Going to College in the Sixties By John R. Thelin Published 11.15.2018 Johns Hopkins University Press 224 Pages"
book  review  academia  history  1960s  growth 
may 2019 by tsuomela
Not Tragedy, but Atrocity – Guernica
Essay on the Algiers Hotel incident, the source material for Detroit, a film by Katherine Bigelow.
history  1960s  racism  race  american-studies 
august 2017 by tsuomela
Big computers, big hair: the women of Bell Labs in the 1960s – in pictures | Technology | The Guardian
"In 1967, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Luckham was an operations manager at Bell Labs in Oakland, California. He brought a camera into work to capture a day in the life at a company churning out some of the biggest technological advances of the decade"
computers  history  1960s  photos 
february 2016 by tsuomela
US atomic bomb detonation was avoided by 'the slightest margin of chance' | World news | theguardian.com
"New evidence has emerged confirming that the US came just one safety switch away from detonating a hydrogen bomb over North Carolina that was 260 times more powerful than the "Little Boy" bomb that destroyed Hiroshima."
history  nuclear  war  1960s  cold-war 
september 2013 by tsuomela
Guaranteed income’s moment in the sun | Remapping Debate
"What allowed for GAI [guaranteed annual income] to be considered seriously by both Republicans and Democrats in the late-1960s and early 1970s? Why would the chances for a GAI proposal be so bleak today? And why are the answers to those questions critical to the outcome of virtually every other domestic public policy issue that exists today?"
politics  history  economics  income  government  social-security  overton-window  markets-uber-alles  capitalism  welfare  1970s  1960s 
may 2013 by tsuomela
Len Deighton’s Bomber, the first book ever written on a word processor. - Slate Magazine
"Would it be possible, I wondered when I began my research into the literary history of word processing a year and a half ago, to locate a corresponding first for the digital age? The answer turns out to be the book Deighton published in 1970 with the aid of the MTST: a curiously apropos novel about World War II, titled Bomber."
technology  computers  word-processing  history  1960s 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Tomgram: Jonathan Schell, Seeing the Reality of the Vietnam War, 50 Years Late | TomDispatch
"Like a tightening net, the web of stories and reports drawn from myriad sources coalesces into a convincing, inescapable portrait of this war -- a portrait that, as an American, you do not wish to see; that, having seen, you wish you could forget, but that you should not forget; and that the facts force you to see and remember and take into account when you ask yourself what the United States has done and been in the last half century, and what it still is doing and still is."
book  review  history  war  military  american  vietnam  20c  1960s  1970s  atrocity 
january 2013 by tsuomela
BLDGBLOG: Spacesuit: An Interview with Nicholas de Monchaux
"Nicholas de Monchaux is an architect, historian, and educator based in Berkeley, California. His work spans a huge range of topics and scales, as his new and utterly fascinating book, Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo, makes clear.

From the fashionable worlds of Christian Dior and Playtex to the military-industrial complex working overtime on efforts to create a protective suit for U.S. exploration of the moon, and from early computerized analyses of urban management to an "android" history of the French court, all by way of long chapters on the experimental high-flyers and military theorists who collaborated to push human beings further and further above the weather—and eventually off the planet itself—de Monchaux's book shows the often shocking juxtapositions that give such rich texture and detail to the invention of the spacesuit: pressurized clothing for human survival in space."
book  interview  space  history  sts  science  architecture  design  fashion  1960s  apollo-program  exploration  technology  technology-effects 
may 2011 by tsuomela
When Hari Kunzru met Michael Moorcock | Books | The Guardian
"In contrast to the rural decencies of Tolkien, Moorcock's writing belongs to an urban tradition, which celebrates the fantastical city as a place of chance and mystery."
sf  fiction  literature  urbanism  fantasy  britain  1960s  counter-culture  hippies 
february 2011 by tsuomela
A Mind in the Water | Orion Magazine
On the legacy of John C. Lilly and his dolphin experiments.

"This strange rupture effectively established the curious double legacy of the modern bottlenose: the flower children all learned that Tursiops truncatus was an erotically liberated, spiritually profound pacifist, intent on saving humans from their materialistic, violent, and repressive lives
science  history  biology  1960s  psychology  animals  communication  dolphin  oceanography 
january 2011 by tsuomela
Julian Assange: Life is Hard in a World Without Hippies | Death and Taxes
Assange may have been born at the wrong time. It’s as if he’s force-feeding truth to a world that has no stomach for it. An ally of no one, an ideological nomad, it’ll be interesting to see how long Assange’s voice keeps leaking the truth. Historically, leading voices of opposition—from Martin Luther King to Malcolm X to John Lennon—seem to have a way of getting silenced sooner or later.
counter-culture  1960s  hippies  wikileaks  truth  politics  expose 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Aspen: The multimedia magazine in a box
This is a web version of Aspen, a multimedia magazine of the arts published by Phyllis Johnson from 1965 to 1971. Each issue came in a customized box filled with booklets, phonograph recordings, posters, postcards — one issue even included a spool of Super-8 movie film. It's all here.
magazine  history  art  criticism  1960s  1970s  archive  culture  literature  writing 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Comment, July 1961 - Gore Vidal on Why Ayn Rand Sucks and Literary Criticism - Esquire
Ayn Rand’s “philosophy” is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society.
about(AynRand)  philosophy  morality  ethics  1960s  free-markets  libertarian 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Los Angeles Art+Books - Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment - page 1
Review of Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment by Terry Willey.
book  review  1960s  drugs  generation  cults  history 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Harmony Fills Generation Gap, Study Finds - CBS News
Young people, far from rejecting the values of their parents, seem to fault themselves for not living up to those standards. People under 30 tend to think older people have better moral values than they do, the poll said.
generational-analysis  generation  survey  values  attitude  american  1960s  youth 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Forty Years After Woodstock, A Gentler Generation Gap - Pew Research Center
But this modern generation gap is a much more subdued affair than the one that raged in the 1960s, for relatively few Americans of any age see it as a source of conflict -- either in society at large or in their own families.
generational-analysis  generation  survey  values  american  attitude  1960s  youth 
august 2009 by tsuomela
A Look At a Beautiful Impasse -- Printout -- TIME
Thus emerged the chief form of American museum art in the early '60s: The Watercolor That Ate the Art World. Of course, one could hardly come right out with it and say the works of Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis (quite apart from the thousands of yards of lyric acrylic on unprimed duck done by their many forgotten imitators) were basically huge watercolors. But there was little in the soak-stain methods of color-field painting that did not seek and repeat watercolor effects. The big difference lay in the size, the curtness and (sometimes) the grandeur of the image, and in the scrutiny it received from Greenberg's disciples, rocking and muttering over the last grain of pigment in the weave of these canvases, like students of the Talmud disputing a text, before issuing their communiques about the Inevitable Course of Art History to the readers of Artforum.
abstract-art  art  modernism  1940s  1950s  1960s  artist  review  louis  morris 
september 2008 by tsuomela

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