A comprehensive and highly accurate guide to writing, not just your name, but any word, in Quenya Tengwar. Continue reading Write your name in Quenya Elvish (accurately)
Stromae, a world-famous Belgian musician, left the spotlight after the release of his second album in 2013 and has since remained dormant. But he emerged from his occupational slumber in April 2017 to release a single—”Défiler,” meaning “to parade.” The song is just under ten minutes long and comments on two primary themes: the movement … Continue reading Défiler by Stromae: A commentary on upward mobility
“Do you know the Land O’Lakes butter box?” This is an odd question for Daniel Alexander. He’s a professor of mathematics at Drake University, and he’s trying to explain the complex mathematical phenomenon known as fractals. Given the context, butter cartons feel more than a bit off topic. It’s not obvious how they have anything … Continue reading Butter boxes to galaxies—the beauty of mathematics
The organizational system of thought is analogous to that of a quantum mechanical system. Allow me to explain. To do so, we must endeavor to apprehend the philosophical consequences of quantum weirdness. Consider a particle, of some sort. So far, so good. Just like a human, this particle maintains certain traits that describe its … Continue reading Food for quantum thought
It is certainly fanciful to entertain the idea of nonlocal causality. Telekinesis, telepathy, action at a distance—it’s the matter of science-fiction, really. As one obsessed with the concept of communication—how it is fourfold, according to modern understanding: comprised of source, receptor, message and medium—the possibility of trifold communication is exhilarating. Truth disseminated instantaneously and through … Continue reading Action at a distance: science fiction or fact?
An exploration of the disneyfication of the infamous Shakespearean prince. The productive actions of the Walt Disney Company are motivated, above all else, by money. More specifically, the global influence is motivated by family money. The mouse looks magical and fuzzy as it latches itself parasitically to parent’s wallets, and because the rodent is superficially … Continue reading Hamlet caught in Mickey’s mouse trap
Once upon a time, this physicist/journalist-in-training wanted to be a fashion designer. Don’t go away. This isn’t what you think it is; a nostalgic story about the spirited, fantastical dreams of a child, ridden with castles and dragons in the sky, that gradually recognized the existence of gravity as a reality and fell violently from … Continue reading In defense of my wardrobe