Stories of cartographic masterpieces, charted territories & terra incognita, of dragons & sea nymphs, surveyors & trailblazers & the myth of the fully mapped world
Tales of the universe expansive, the stars & planets & wonders of space, of invented worlds, imagined realities & our tiny place amongst it all.
Stories of reason & rationale, heated debates & carefully measured words, of common sense, uncommon insight & rare wisdom.
Tales of destruction & damage, espionage & subterfuge, of plans gone astray & plots masterfully undermined
Stories of failure and fortitude, bad ideas, rotten luck, lunatic ambition & the glories of ridiculous invention
Tales of the hunter & the hunted, fabled treasures & impossible futures, legendary adventures, long-sought cures & quixotic pursuits
Tales of inspiration & revelation, afflatus & stimulus, and the creative encouragement of fellow humans, divine entities, & mind-altering substances.
Tales of mind palaces & mnemonics, of extraordinary retention, agonizing loss, untrustworthy brains & why you can’t remember where you put your keys.
Stories of portents & omens & the illusion of free will, from the Scottish Play & Nostradamus, to the major arcana & magic eight balls
Short talks from the odd corners of the history of time, from the mysteries of the Antikythera Device to the realities of time travel, the race to solve the challenge of determining longitude to the methods of ancient monumental time keepers.