December 4, 2018
To me, as a kid, McDonald’s was a monolith: immutable and, barring an act of God, indestructible. After St. Peter let you pass through the Pearly Gates, he’d bop down to the local Micky Dee’s, mow through the super-sized #7 meal, and grab a soft-serve vanilla cone for the road. MORE →
October 14, 2014
“Here!” exclaimed Jebediah as he nosed his schooner onto a fan of fertile loam. Come sundown, a makeshift corral encircled his livestock, and by Sabbath eve, the crown of a crude barn rose above the neighboring hummock. MORE →
May 9, 2013
Transmissions from a new project on the data frontier: MORE →
April 8, 2013
Last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world’s population topped seven billion, and now stands at approximately 7,077,490,000 as of noon Eastern, April 8, 2013. MORE →
January 30, 2013
November 14, 2012
Hurricane Sandy stripped the political haze from one of climate change’s core truths: when the oceans rise, they’ll submerge land, inundate homes, and destroy lives.
How high will the seas swell? And how fast? No one knows for certain. MORE →
October 29, 2012
Upon first sight of Brent Yorgey’s brilliant Factorization Diagrams, I knew that I should take his lovely little dots and make them dance.
Our first tango would be inspired by the digital clock, with a separate diagram for each of hours, minutes, and seconds. MORE →