Dear Katie

To my readers, it is up to question whether I am actually talking to someone. Whether that was the point: whether there is another person in this story, and even if yes, whether I truly knew them well enough to deserve time and bandwidth for such a conversation.

Conquest of Spaces – A (Rather Late) Review of James Webb Space Telescope’s First Five Images.

To appear in UoA Scientific Review, 2022 Issue 4. Images from https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/albums/72177720300469752 In mid-July 2022,  a million miles from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) entered service. Five unique test images highlighting the telescope’s various subsystems and capabilities were made available to the public in high-profile events from the governments of the USA and … Continue reading Conquest of Spaces – A (Rather Late) Review of James Webb Space Telescope’s First Five Images.

[Lux] Our Upcoming Presence at A.U. Photography Society (PhotoSoc)’s Travel Exhibition

I also did the graphics for the marketing material last week. FW's Upcoming Entries Below you can browse the photos from me that may be on display. Each has a brief tag about their context and equipment. Resolution notes: these photos are significantly downsized and provided here at web-friendly resolutions. You will have an opportunity … Continue reading [Lux] Our Upcoming Presence at A.U. Photography Society (PhotoSoc)’s Travel Exhibition

On Turning 21 (Revisited by an 24 year old)

Forewords Over three years ago now, I drafted a short essay on my flight back from San Francisco. That whimsically spontaneous trip was made in the week after my 21st birthday. Back then, I was in the middle of my fourth year in my BSc physics program, and my slow transition from student to “adult” … Continue reading On Turning 21 (Revisited by an 24 year old)

County town Test takers / “小镇做题家”们

"County town test takers" is a negative term that recently saw an increase in popularity on the Chinese Internet. I regard it as a lens through which one see an ongoing social stratification process, and would dedicate this short essay to stand in solidarity with the individuals so-derided. The phrase is largely thrown around by … Continue reading County town Test takers / “小镇做题家”们