I’m headed off tomorrow to the 24th International Congress of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. The week long meeting is in Manchester, the spear tip for the start of the Industrial Revolution. Besides seeing some of the local historical sites and giving a paper, I’ll also visit the Jodrell Bank radio telescope. Finally, I’m curious as to what the ebb tide of history has left behind so far as the city’s music scene. When an undergrad, I was huge fan of many Manchester bands – New Order, the Smiths, the Stone Roses, and above all Joy Division.
After a week in Manchester, it’s off to Finland and some detox time – a Finnish lake, some clear liquids, a sauna, and some modern design.
Thanks for reading Leaping Robot…more to follow–