Ars waxes poetic

The Ars Technica anticiparticle on Interstellar is a great piece of writing.  It summons the GWB speech for Columbia and Tennyson’s Ulysses (which I had never actually read before today). It’s always nice when technerds get their art on (although being a news site writer may be a bit cheat-ey in that respect), but it’s especially nice when it’s one of those topics that actually matters in a sense that is inimical to science and science fiction.

Those are the places where we imagine the future, after all.  And what better thing to imagine, after all, than a trip through the cosmos?