Workspace Voyeur: Desktop Diaries

I am a workspace voyeur…
I was sent this YouTube video on Oliver Sacks Desk,
and what is even better, it is a series.
Desk Porn.

Back to watching…

Many of us spend more waking hours at our desk than anywhere else. Writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks explains what his desk means to him in the first in a series of Desktop Diaries. From lumps of metal to lemurs, Sacks describes some of his treasures, his preferred method for writing his books and why he takes comfort in dense metals.

For writer Michael Pollan, the contents of his refrigerator is often on the forefront of his mind: “I do think about food a lot, and if I’m distracted it’s with thoughts of what’s in the fridge.” In the latest installment of our Desktop Diaries video series, we’ll take you into the home office (and garden) of the famous food and nature author to see how edible ornamentations can sometimes provide inspiration.

“Someone described my office as an eight-year-old’s daydream,” says Jill Tarter, astronomer and the inspiration for the character in Carl Sagan’s “Contact.” As the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute’s first employee, Tarter has accumulated E.T.-themed office ornaments for the last thirty years — including a bottle of wine only to be opened “only upon detection of Extraterrestrial signal.”

Many of us spend more time at our desks than anywhere else. Theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of his office, where he writes his bestsellers and records his radio shows. The futuristic 1950s TV show Flash Gordon jump-started his interest in science. Watching it as a kid, Kaku realized that it was the problem-solving scientist, not the chiseled crimefighter Flash, who was really the hero. Originally published May 20, 2011.

 

 

 

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