Book Review by Kristin Rix

Book Review: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson is the first novel I’ve read by this author. I read one of his short stories in an all-sci-fi issue of Wired magazine and loved it, plus I’d heard all the (positive) commotion about his novel New York 2140. So I was excited to dive in. I recently graduated college and immediately after (well honestly […]

Inspiration: MIT’s Silk Pavilion

  MIT’s Mediated Matter group has constructed a silk dome using 6,500 silkworms–the first step in biological 3-D printing. The idea itself is, of course, fascinating. Here is a description of the dome from the MIT Mediated Matter webpage for the project:   The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and […]

Book Review: Among Others by Jo Walton

Among Others by Jo Walton My Goodreads rating: 5 of 5 stars Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel “Among Others” is a coming-of-age story written in the style of a young girl’s journal. It has taken me several months to decide how I […]

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