Poetic Nods to an Atomic Indochina

Bernard Fall... nuclear strategist? One of the pieces of archival treasure I discovered among Fall's personal papers is a document that reveals his awareness of and engagement with nuclear issues. In a general sense, that's a claim that could be made of just about anyone at the time. At the height of the Cold War, … Continue reading Poetic Nods to an Atomic Indochina

In Praise of Paper

Amid all the preoccupation with Big Data over the last few years, one might be forgiven for missing the telltale signs of a  low-key aesthetic return to (fixation with?) paper. It was there metaphorically, through apps that attempted to digitally capture the sensory aspects of paper-based media. But paper itself maintains its hold on the imagination, in … Continue reading In Praise of Paper