electricity

Electricity, Still Healthy

  Electricity is still the most cherished of the world’s power sources. Oil, coal, nuclear are all considered threats to health and planet, but nobody doesn’t like electricity (thanks Sarah Lee). Most people celebrate the 1939 New York World’s Fair: “The World of Tomorrow” as the epitome of fairs. But the 1933 Chicago “A...

Today's Obsession: Brilliant

Here’s a book I can’t believe I missed out on when PopMatters posted it last October—Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light sounds like a fascinating read. It traces the history of artifically-created and transported light from the end of the last Ice Age, when we first began to express ourselves, to today’s massive power...