I’m off traveling in the Bakken Oil Patch today avoiding my usual frenzy of activity immediately before I head to Cyprus for my field season. I’m hoping that we have lovely weather and see new and interesting way that people have adapted to live and work in the oil patch.
Since I’m off having adventures, I feel obligated to keep my loyal blog readers at least somewhat entertained.
- Yersinia pestis is the 6th century Justinianic plague.
- 3D Uruk.
- Videos created by the Byzantine Institute in the 1930s and curated by Dumbarton Oaks.
- Alice E. Kober’s contribution to the decipherment of Linear B.
- A cool TED talk on Roman Women by Ray Laurence.
- Humans of New York goes to Iran.
- Some Star Wars themed abandonment porn.
- Rothaus on the Society of Architectural Historian’s blog.
- Five things you should know before starting a Kickstarter project (like this one)!
- A very detailed map of the internet.
- What Ali Wore.
- Perhaps the most over-posted, over-tweeted video on the internets right now: David Foster Wallace’s commencement address at Kenyon College 2005, “This is Water”.
- What I’m reading: Tim Ingold, Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge, and Description. New York 2011.
- What I’m listening to: Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City.