Tate Williams
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    Best Music of 2016!

    What a year, what a year of music. There were drone attacks, midnight surprise drops, the 1990s, earthquakes, tsunamis, low-flying panic attacks.

  • Ocular prostheses are made for a social programme benefiting those unable to afford one, in Cancun March 6, 2015. Specialist Doctors for Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Autonomous University of Campeche in conjunction with the System for Integral Family Development Cancun, as part of the programme, treated more than 100 people with various visual impairments. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY) - RTR4SDZB

    The Prosthetic Eyeball Is a Work of Art

    Originally published at TheAtlantic.com. Making a realistic eye takes more than technical skill: an Object Lesson. The eye is about the size of a quarter, resting gently in Kurt Jahrling’s hand as he adds faint washes

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    Harnessing the Knowledge of Plants, Online

    Originally published in American Forests Magazine Winter/Spring 2016 issue. 

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    Washed Away

    Beneath the water lie memories of vibrant villages. | Originally published in The Magazine, September 11, 2014.

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    Mad Scientist Club

    In an otherwise unremarkable room at MIT, the published history of science fiction overflows. | Originally published in The Magazine, June 19, 2014. 

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    In the Garden Cemetery: The Revival of America’s First Urban Parks

    First published in American Forests magazine spring/summer 2014. |  In the 1820s, America’s cities had a problem: People kept dying, and church burial grounds were filling up.

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    Science Fiction Can Save Environmentalism

    With public interest in the gutter, the green movement needs a shot of futurism | Essay originally published on Futures Exchange, via Medium, on October 22, 2013.

You've reached the website of Tate Williams, freelance writer and editor based in Boston. I write about science, the environment, arts, and culture. Here you can find a collection of my published work, which includes articles about climate change, cemeteries, city history, beetles, and genre fiction.