Chrono-synclastic Infundibulum

In Kurt Vonnegut’s 1959 novel The Sirens of Titan, one of the primary characters, Winston Niles Rumfoord, falls victim to a phenomenon known as a chrono-synclastic infundibulum. This made up word is described as “being everywhere at once” without being able to know everything at once. I thought of this book because it takes placeContinue reading “Chrono-synclastic Infundibulum”

Zooming Out

One of the coolest videos I have ever seen is the Powers of Ten video. In 1977 Charles and Ray Eames—the inventors of the Eames Office, a famous furniture company—in collaboration with IBM, created a video beginning in Chicago and gradually zooming out, transporting the viewer to the outer edges of the universe. Every tenContinue reading “Zooming Out”

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