As I hinted over on the North Dakota Quarterly page yesterday, it feels like it could almost be spring here this week. While it’s always premature to declare the North Dakota winter over, I am pretty sure that we’ve survived the worst of it. I’m looking forward to running outside and commencing the usual springtime clean up just as soon as the last of the snow is melted.
Our world is turning to a delightful, slushy mess, and this gives me a some time to offer a short list of quick hits and varia.
(Plus, I don’t want to distract you too much, because there’s a big announcement today! Be sure to check back to the blog after around 9 am!!)
- (Re)constructing antiquity through 3D artefact modelling and customised structured light scanning from our friends at Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus. (Grumble, grumble, paywall).
- Space archaeology in National Geographic. I, for one, welcome our new space archaeology overlords.
- Atari Excavation as Spectacle.
- Holocaust excavations. Grisly beyond words.
- Unintentional archaeology of abandoned oil and gas wells.
- Intentional archaeology of immigration.
- Museums and Fake Art.
- Facebooking the election.
- Experiments in Instagram.
- Some cool (and free) vintage style posters from NASA and SpaceX.
- Representing the ideal American family.
- The iconic John Launter house in Los Angeles is donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
- What I’m reading: Taylor Brorby and Stefanie Trout, Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America. Ice Cube Press 2016.
- What I’m listening to: Kanye West, The Life of Pablo.
Comfort in Familiar Things