Fall has sprung this week in North Dakotaland with cool nights and mild days. It’s a lovely time to sell a car, struggle through a late summer cold, hurt one’s back, or even contemplate the enormity of the universe. It was also a good week for writing and preparing a list quick hits and varia.
Oh, it’s been quite a week for my good friend Dimitri Nakassis who finally became a MacArthur Fellow. Dimitri is one of the really good people in archaeology, and I this prestigious award could not have gone to a better person. Congratulations!
- Unspoken (until now) tales from Olynthus. Read this.
- A reader’s guide to Eric Cline’s fantabulous 1177 B.C.
- Anti-Kythera Shipwreck news.
- What is archaeology?
- Old Cypriot spittin’ rhymes.
- The Manar al-Athar Open Access Photo Archive,the Guggenheim makes 1600 works of modern art available online, and you can download almost all of North Dakota Quarterly for free from the HathiTrust (more on that soon!).
- A free journal issue on cultural heritage in the digital age? Yes, please.
- Archaeology and water politics.
- Fonts and Eye-Charts.
- The declining ebook experience.
- Some great press coverage for The Digital Press’s translation of The War with the Sioux.
- Photos from Fukushima.
- Having a bad day? Listen to a Ferrari.
- Powerpoint is killing thought.
- Congratulations to Steve Listopad (a student of mine this semester and faculty at VCSU) for being honored at the Playboy Mansion.
- The NEH at 50 from the Digital Public Library of America!
- Why is my beard ginger?
- A city with no cars.
- Stop Googling and Let’s Talk (what about if I can’t check Google?)
- Corporate culture coops mindfulness. We owe it to the world be less mindful.
- What I’m reading: Manuel Delanda, A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity. New York 2006.
- What I’m listening to: The Dead Weather, Dodge and Burn.
It’s Milo’s world, and we are just allowed to play in it.