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Styles for Him—and Her | Boston Review
"Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution Jo B. Paoletti Indiana University Press"
book  review  history  fashion  clothing  gender  2h20c  20c 
april 2015 by tsuomela
“What Makes a Technology Cool,” According to Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Tyson’s theory is that technology retains its coolness factor so long as it remains best-in-class. Therefore, whenever the coolest objects in a particular technology are decades old, that’s an immediate notice that we have essentially abandoned that technology. If we had ever invented bigger rockets or faster aircraft, then we’d consider the Saturn V and Blackbird to be historical artifacts, much like the Wright Flyer — which I think is visually interesting, but I wouldn’t want to board. Extending Tyson’s idea, perhaps I still think the Bell X-1 is pretty cool because I’ve never flown on a commercial plane exceeding Mach 1, and I don’t ever expect to do so."
technology  fashion  cool  future  vision  innovation 
october 2012 by tsuomela
Diane Ravitch, the Anti-Michelle-Rhee - Washington City Paper
Profile of Diane Ravitch who has changed her mind on education reform from market/business solutions to public education, pro-teachers union.
education  reform  markets  fashion  fads  business 
june 2011 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
A Fading Field :The Scientist [2009-06-01]
However, there are fewer and fewer biologists who practice traditional taxonomy, or the collection, description, naming and categorization of organisms through intense study of their physical attributes. In general, the field of taxonomy, or systematics as it is often called, has been leaning towards the molecular end of the spectrum since genetic technology matured in the late 1970s and 1980s, and traditional taxonomic skills have been dwindling as older taxonomic experts retire. Many taxonomists blend traditional methods, such as morphological and behavioral study, with modern molecular techniques, such as DNA sequencing, to fully characterize their pet taxa. But taxonomists like Cognato and Hulcr, who rely on fieldwork and morphological study as core aspects of their taxonomic work, appear to be slowly going extinct.
biology  taxonomy  classification  sts  science  trends  fashion 
july 2009 by tsuomela

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