Today, based on archaeological research from the 1960s, scholars believe that Vikings came to America 500 years before Christopher Columbus did. But that wasn't the case in 1893. Many people doubted that Vikings could have reached North America, until this exhibit from Norway at the fair removed those doubts. … Read Post →
I recently found all the talks from a 2013 conference on C.S. Lewis. The conference was titled, “C.S. Lewis, Romantic Rationalist,” and the first keynote talk (by John Piper) discussed exactly what they meant by “romantic rationalist.” I highly recommend this talk, and I have been enjoying many of the others as well.
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Did you know the first commercial movie theater could be found at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago? Two early motion picture devices could be seen there: Eadweard Muybridge used his zoopraxiscope to accompany his lectures on animal motion, and Thomas Edison's lab showed off their kinetoscope. (I wrote this post for an update on my World’s Fair 1893 Kickstarter campaign.) … Read Post →
My friend Eduardo Baraf has been making games for his entire career. He recently posted a video that's part philosophy, part motivational speech about making games that really resonated with me. Check out the video and my commentary. … Read Post →