Bicycles are as close as it gets to the perfect blend of form and function — but that doesn’t stop designers seeking to make them sleeker, faster and funkier. As such, they are ideal subject-matter for the Design Museum in the Belgian city of Ghent, whose Bike to the Future, despite the corny title, is a wide and even subtle exploration of cycling design and its enormous impact.
A first collection by Barbara Cumbers confounds the old idea of “two cultures” and shows a happy blending of scientific and poetic observation. .
Poetry and Science are skilfully mixed in a new collection by Canadian poet Alice Major
Martin Noutch observes that geology and poetry work well together in a recent anthology edited by Michael McKimm
London Grip offers another fable for our times – showing there is more than one way to make successful predictions… and also exposing potential flaws in the compilation of performance statistics,
London Grip presents a small fable for our times – but one that is possibly being shared a decade too late
Thomas Ovans finds that Jo Colley’s flying-related collection deals with much more than aeroplanes
Shearsman poet Alice Kavounas and Apple developer John Kennedy describe their collaboration and creation of a location-based app Words in Air: Poetry-in-Place.
Thomas Ovans tries to keep up with Mark Gerchick’s comprehensive analysis of the airline business which explains why and how the glamour of flying has now been reduced as much as the legroom in economy class.
Thomas Ovans considers a painstakingly researched work of aviation history by Peter Amos and looks for the human story behind the weights, dimensions and performance data
By Dr David H Jacobson, Director – Emerging Technologies, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto.
Thomas Ovans uses the internet to solve mysteries round an air crash fifty years ago … and also uncovers some more recent concerns