Seek the wonders, slay the monsters

This is a blog about exploration. The world is grand and beautiful, and we should make it a duty to seek out its marvels. Of course, along the way, we’ll also encounter problems — monsters, which it behooves us to destroy in order to make the world better.

In practice, this means a lot of thinking about science, history, art, and philosophy, but any topics are fair game. This is a generalist blog. Like a seafarer in a new land, you never know what you’ll find.

I publish a new post every Wednesday, and have done so for almost 80 consecutive weeks now. The best way to keep up with my writing is to subscribe.

If you want to check my past work, here are some of the ones I’m most fond of:

Art and aesthetics

Science and progress

Ethics and philosophy

Writing and working

Beyond the Atlas, I publish my work on two other Substack newsletters. News from JAWWS is a project to improve writing in science, while The Classical Futurist is a bimonthly magazine about classical antiquity and the future.

I’m also active on Twitter, which happens to be the best way to contact me.

The sea monsters, logo, and other parts of the Atlas’s visual identity come from the Carta marina et descriptio septentrionalium terrarum, a map of Scandinavia from 1539.