Smithsonian magazine’s Future Is Here Festival is an annual exploration of science, technology, culture and the arts, all gathered around the exciting and elastic theme of “the future.” The 2014 event took place in Washington, D.C. on May 16-18th. Take a look at what some of our speakers had to say.
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions [Randall Munroe] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic.
Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection [Smithsonian Institution, Neil Kagan, Hugh Talman, Michelle Delaney, Jon Meacham] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.