11.11.2009

HIC SVNT DRACONES

The new site redesign is now live! Thanks to some beautiful artwork by my friend Corby, and some ugly html hacks by me, Modern Dragons now features a dragon. Speaking of which, it's high time to answer the question:

What's a Modern Dragon anyway?

Back in the Middle Ages, cartographers used to (anecdotally, at least) mark unknown or dangerous territories on their maps with the Latin phrase, HIC SVNT DRACONES-- literally, "Here be Dragons". By metaphor, then, the purpose of this blog is to locate, explore, and perhaps take a swing at the analogous dragons in our modern age-- the puzzles, frontiers, and dangerous elements within science, culture, and this terribly uncertain future of ours.

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