Alissa Greenberg is a staff writer at PBS NOVA; a contributing editor at Bay Nature magazine; and a freelance journalist covering stories at the intersection of science, culture, business, and the environment. Her work has appeared in print and online in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, TIME, Smithsonian, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and elsewhere. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Art of the Possible
Technology enables some of the West’s most creative minds to realize their visions. Here are five works that can help us better understand and critique our swiftly changing world.
The Untold Story of the West Coast’s First Flight
A Chinese immigrant named Feng Joe Guey was first in flight on the West Coast. He was denied a place in history for almost a century—until serendipity brought together a dentist, a musician, a journalist, a librarian, and a historian to tell his story anew.