On the transformative power of Anton Webern’s Concerto, Opus 24, and punk rock
Los Angeles Review of Books, Nov. 10, 2018
IN THREE LINES at the upper right corner of the first page of my copy of the study score of Anton Webern’s Concerto, Opus 24, the words Mark Wallace / July 12, 1983 / San Francisco are written in the kind of rough blue ballpoint pen that has gone seriously out of fashion in the ensuing 35 years. When I made that inscription, at 16 — done with high school a year early and soon off to college — I did not yet understand the Webern Concerto as a masterpiece of both artistic expression and musical design. Nor did I understand it as the piece of music that would determine the course of my life, though that, for a time, is exactly what it did.
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NASA’s latest Mars mission is being accompanied by two small escorts that could transform the future of space exploration.
Fast Company, May 4, 2018
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Lockheed Martin has rolled out its MAIA “digital ecosystem,” which combines machine learning with AR/VR to provide more self-reliance to manned space missions.
Fast Company, April 16, 2018
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After decades of work, a water compact with Montana’s Blackfeet Nation was finally settled last year. But the federal government still needs to come up with more than $400 million to fund water improvement projects.
Water Deeply, February 22, 2018
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California is embarking on a new plan to head off environmental disaster at the Salton Sea but it depends, in part, on the results of a promising technique to remove toxic selenium from water.
Water Deeply, January 4, 2018
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Finland’s ICEYE and Capella Space are set to launch satellites this year featuring radar that cheaply scans the Earth regardless of weather conditions.
Fast Company, December 20, 2017
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The agency has launched a program that takes advantage of the computing resources of smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles, IoT endpoints, and more.
Fast Company, November 7, 2017
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