Robert Howlett, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern, ca. 1857-1858. George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • An artist is using state-of-the-art LED technology to create an installation that streaks across the nighttime sky like the Northern Lights. We don’t know how convincing it is in real life, but the photos look great.
  • This makes us feel hopelessly unaccomplished: Victor Hugo made some four thousand drawings, which he didn’t publish because he feared they would distract from his countless poems, novels, and plays.