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Music City, USA: Nashville, Tennessee
Elder Statesman, Staunch McLuhanist, Aspiring Trust Agent and (occasional) Bomb Thrower
Interests: music, photography, weird science, breaking through to the other side.
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The first hand-drawn rendering of the Image Dissector, ca. 1922. Arguably, every video display on the planet - including the one you are looking at now – can trace its origins to this drawing Sadly, the myth that television was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at farnovision
Jessica Moulton, with her grand uncle Skee Farnsworth and cousin Philo Krishna Farnsworth, accepting the induction of Philo Farnsworth into the TV Academy's Hall of Fame, along with Ron Howard, also inducted on March 11, 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, please... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at farnovision
"The most effective lies are the ones built around a fragile germ of truth." --Andy Greenwald Please step aside as I dust of my lance and go looking for windmills one more time... For... ohm'god has it really been seven... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at farnovision
This just showed up in my Google alerts: World's Fair Predicted TV's Future The article is a look back at the introduction of television at the NYC World's Fair in April, 1939 - the one where David Sarnoff famously and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at farnovision
Get out your Sam Cook records, kids… A Change Is Gonna Come. has been in business since 1998 - I think that's like several centuries in Internet years. Why, when we started this, it was all hand-cranked, remember? In... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at fusor
We were in Los Angeles last month - for Philo Farnsworth's induction into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame. I suppose I should post some photos, but the whole experience was... well, let's just put it mildly and say that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at farnovision
Richard Hull with FusioneerJeanette Brown at the 2012 HEAS gathering So, you've heard of this place in Cambridge, Massachusetts called "MIT"? Massachusetts Intitute of Technology. It's where all the really smart kids go to school. The list of notable alumni... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at fusor
(originally published at There's been an increase in traffic to the Farnovision site in the past week or so, which is quite possibly a result of the recent news that Philo T. Farnsworth - arguably the man who started... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at fusor
There's been an increase in traffic to this site in the past week or so, which is quite possibly a result of the recent news that Philo T. Farnsworth - arguably the man who started it all - will be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at farnovision
The Braniac's version of "Friday Night LIghts" I just love stories likes this: Thanks to Carl Greninger and a partnership with Federal Way Public Schools, a select group of students are given the privilege of performing scientific experiments with Greninger's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at fusor
What do Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, New York City and Newark, NJ Mayors MIchael Bloomberg and Corey Booker, Russian punk-rock band Pussy Riot, and Fusioneer Taylor Wilson all have in common? The most recent issue of The Atlantic... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at fusor
Seems our own Chad Ramey has been tapped as one of the must-see speaker/presenters at this year's Dragon-Con in Atlanta, held over the coming Labor Day weekend. The event is described as "four days, debauchery the likes of which would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at fusor
With the news of Neil Armstrong's passing yesterday , I am reminded that what always most impressed me about the moon landing in 1969 was not the fact of the landing itself, but the fact that more than half-a-billion people... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at farnovision
There's a nice write up about another one of the younger Fusor builders, Ben Bartlett, at (Apparently it's a Columbia, South Carolina newspaper website. The site doesn't actually identify itself as anything other than "South Carolina's Homepage." OK, fine,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at fusor
I like the way the article's author grabs attention by invoking the "piracy" debate when this is really just a clever example of busking. It's street singing, with a captive audience on a boat. Clever enough, certainly, but "piracy" really has nothing to do with it.
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I just hope they manage to get the ending right, which was more than Aaron Sorkin managed to do.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2012 on Spreading the Big Lie to Australia at farnovision
This past Sunday, April 1, 2012, CBS Sunday Morning ran not one, but TWO stories about the continuing quest for nuclear fusion. The first was a serious "hard news" (they have to call it that nowadays because so much of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at fusor
I don't particularly care to keep spotlighting Taylor Wilson at the expense of the other outstanding Fusioneers of all ages from all over the world who are experimenting with the fundamental forces of the universe in their basements and garages,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at fusor
Clyde, thanks for catching that glitch at - it's fixed now. I know about Patronism, and yes there is a role for them in this New Patronage Model. The PledgeMusic's of the world, they raise the capital for new projects; the Patronisms of the world provide continuing cash flow. Sorta opposite sides of the same coin. A service that offered both propositions would be ideal. Can you say "merger" ? Thanks, --PS
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As the host of this site, it has always been my contention that one of its under-stated goals was to encourage a new generation of experimenters to investigate the possibilities of fusion. A lot of the veterans here are fairly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at fusor
"Veteran" Fusioneer Chad Ramey came to Nashville last week to speak at a hacker's convention called "PhreakNic." It was a petty impressive demonstration, too... and probably not what any of the spectators expected. After all, it's not every day that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at fusor
That star in the video screen is a synthetic star Richard runs his Fusor past 1-million neutrons/sec. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at fusor
Warming up his Fusor IV at HEAS 11 Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at fusor
This year's gathering outside Richard's lab. iPhoto by Ashley Sanns. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at fusor
Richard Hull after running his Fusor past a million neutrons per sec Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at fusor