My friend Ian recently started an incredibly exciting project. It’s called The Grok Project
To quote the description from his “what is the grok project” page:
Over the course of three years, I will step through the history of science and technology … and, of course, blog about it. Instead of just studying and summarizing this history, I am going to try toexperience it in any way I can. I will smelt iron, perform the oil-drop experiment, build motors, etc…. This will go from the dawn of civilization through the present <reverb>and BEYOND!</reverb>
He is starting by experimenting with the Paleolithic diet which he describes on his blog grokproject.net. And it’s been a people fascinating and exciting to follow this project over the next three, or four, or five, or however many years.
As I listened to Ian talking about this project, it immediately brought to mind a book which I’ve heard talked about in some detail on a number of occasions on the Twit Network of podcasts (or netcasts as they prefer to call them.) The book is called The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive.
It is me trying to describe it, I’ll let the author speak for himself in the video below.
Have you read The Geek Atlas? What do you think of it? I look forward to your comments?