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Useful beauty. Cosmos, virtual exploration, STEM, Caligula.

Lousy Roman emperors met different fates than today’s ahem non-performers do. Or maybe we’ve just evolved into conducting a different type of bloodbath. Anyway, we do know that acts of beauty manage to outlast us and can be a way for future generations to digest otherwise distasteful episodes. Those who deny the relevance of creating beauty are doomed to endure ugliness.
[Mosaic of Caligula. Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images]

Useless Beauty: A Canticle for the Cosmos | Stories | Notre Dame Magazine | University of Notre Dame
This architect returned to his former Indiana high school — and created an award-winning STEM program - The Washington Post
Virtual world pioneer Philip Rosedale has doubts about the metaverse - Axios
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