Full Spectrum: book club discussion thread 2

Continuing our discussion of Full Spectrum by Adam Rogers. We’re up to chapter 7. Here are some questions to kick us off!

  • What did you think about the design and creation of the Chicago world fair?

  • This covers the enormously consequential development of Titanium White. What did you think of that process? What about the attempted theft?

  • What did you think about the words we have for color?

Have at it in the discussion thread below! See you in two weeks when we close out this one.

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Full Spectrum: book club discussion thread 1

Hello! New book day!

We’re kicking off our discussion of Full Spectrum by Adam Rogers. We’re only up to chapter 4 so there’s still plenty of time to grab the book. Here are some questions to kick us off!

  • What did you make of all the ancient use of colors? Did you realize people were so resourceful? What did you think of all the archaeology?

  • What were your expectations going into the book?

  • What did you think of the chapter describing the creation and promotion of lead white?

Have at it in the discussion thread below! See you in two weeks for round two.

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The End of Everything: Book club discussion final thread

Today we finish our discussion of The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack! In two weeks we begin Full Spectrum by Adam Rogers. Here’s the schedule:

So to kick us off:

  • Did you like the book? How did it reflect your expectations?

  • Which ending scared you the most?

  • On a practical note, where do you come down on a future collider to follow the Large Hadron Collider? I loved that controversy over the best use of the future of physics, what did you think?

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The End of Everything: Book club discussion thread part 2

Today we continue our discussion of The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack! There’s still time to grab it if you haven’t already, this week we’re only up to chapter six. Here’s the schedule:

So to kick us off:

  • How are you liking the book? Have you got a favorite apocalypse yet?

  • The book gets into some heady descriptions of things like the observable universe and how we can understand what we see. What was the most brain-twisty thing you’ve read so far?

  • Got a favorite line or idea? It’s a really quotable book.

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The End of Everything: Book club discussion thread part 1

Today we kick off our discussion of The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack! There’s still time to grab it if you haven’t already, this week we’re only up to chapter three. Here’s the schedule:

So to kick of off!

  • What did you know about the beginning of the universe prior to reading the book?

  • What did you know about the end of the universe?

  • We’ve seen references to lots of the fun physics experiments of the past several decades in these chapters, did you get a better sense of what was happening?

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