useful for Ludicrous Cultures class tomorrow (at University of Denver station)
Open Source Desktop Jacquard Loom
my students and I co-authored the José Jiménez test for characters in LatinX SciFi and Futurism today. It was a participatory mid-term. Hat tips to Mako Mori test and to the Bechdel test. Named for the Bill Dana comedy bit about the first LatinX in space from 1961. Hat tip to Rick Griffith for that one too.
Royal Sonesta Hotel, because my dad was field engineer on the construction in the late 1960s. Bourbon Street is currently having some work done. (at French Quarter – CBD, New Orleans, Louisiana)
Synthetic biology—our attempt to engineer living organisms—has put a lot of effort into making genetic circuitry mimic what we do in silicon. Logical gates, amplifiers, and more have all been implemented using DNA and proteins.