Tuesday, May 27, 2014

beautiful science

So … the British Library has one of its mini-exhibitions on the topic of "beautiful science" - really, just a small grab-bag of stuff, old and new (my favorite was a ship's log from the late C18th, in which a captain who clearly enjoyed both elaborate penmanship and drawing ducks had gone to town).  It announces itself in large neon-colored semi-transparent perspex letters, here rendered by that further beautifying tool, an iPhone app (ah, I love Hipstamatic when the world is too grey and damp by far to be turned into anything visually attractive through its own light).  This weather is presumably sent as a sustained reminder to be very, very, very grateful for living in Southern California.

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