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7 Modern Ghost Towns That Look Like Sci-Fi Movies | Cracked.com April 7, 2013

Posted by sandyclaus in Art and Science, Futurist.
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Oh shit. Oh shit oh shit oh shit. When you see a pit like that in a video game — the eight symmetrical pathways terminating at it, the green something smeared, just, everywhere — nothing good is about to happen. Either your ass is about to get tossed down to whatever dwells in there or some alien terror beast is about to slime its way out. Either way, this scene ends with your tender bits marinating in digestive juices. And slowly backing away from it doesn’t help, either:

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Remembering the California Museum of Science & Industry March 28, 2013

Posted by sandyclaus in Art and Science, Exploratorium, Museum History, Science Museum Environment.
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As for images of the old CMSI, I am currently on a quest to acquire postcards, brochures, guidebooks, and any other memorabilia (especially from the 1970s; even photocopies will suffice).

Through exhaustive research, I have been able to amass a collection of precious images and articles and proudly display them on this site. I hope to add more as my search contiues, so please return soon for another look.

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CMSI Pennant

Chemistry and the Public Sphere: Moments of Transition March 28, 2013

Posted by sandyclaus in Art and Science, Science Museum Environment.
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.”Chemistry and the Public Sphere:

Moments of Transition

Marina 6

Chair: Jennifer Rampling (University of

Cambridge)

Commentator: Bernadette BensaudeVincent (Université Paris I, PanthéonSorbonne)

Sponsored by the Forum for the History of

the Chemical Sciences (FoHCS)

“Philosophical Instruments and Public

Display: New Modes of KnowledgeMaking and Demonstration in

Eighteenth-Century Chemistry

Courses,” John C. Powers (Virginia

Commonwealth University)

“Beyond Genius, Before Theory:

Recovering the Lost World of Practice

in Nineteenth-Century Chemistry,”

Catherine M. Jackson (University of

Notre Dame)

“Opportunity vs. Risk: The Changing

Culture of the Early 1960s,” Robert

Bud (Science Museum, London )

 

http://www.hssonline.org/Meeting/2012HSSMeeting/2012_Preliminary_Program.pdf