The Last Tree is a book-in-progress about the ways tree and network metaphors permeate our lives. It doesn’t work like a usual book, read front-to-back as described by the King from Alice in Wonderland:
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
The project is still in its infancy, so the site mostly includes chapter drafts, reading notes, and other ephemera. As a side project, it will likely form over several years. I write in public deliberately, both as a means to gather early and continuous peer review, and as a challenge to the standard closed and finished-product focused practices of academics.
This is my second publicly-written book, conceived after the success of The Historian’s Macroscope (written with Shawn Graham and Ian Milligan). My name is Scott B. Weingart (@scott_bot), and I am a historian of science who works as the Digital Humanities Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University while finishing a Ph.D. at Indiana University. Learn more in my bio or cv.
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