Author: Harry Allen

  • Eraserheads

    The first thing I heard upon cracking open De La Soul’s fifth studio release, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, was a perfectly bored- sounding individual stating that “THIS IS THE PROPERTY OF HARRY ALLEN, THE VOICE.” The three-second voice stamp, looped to recur about once a minute for the length of the CD, was custom-made […]

  • Dreams of a Final Theory

    Physicist Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft’s chief technology officer, once summarized his primary research focus as an inconceivably tiny sliver of time after the Big Bang, when the cosmos was but a mere trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second old, and the universe swiftly grew from about 10-33 of a centimeter in diameter—roughly […]