I recently read, “On The Grid” by Scott Huler, a local Raleigh Author who wanted to investigate the infrastructure that powered his home, ran it water and connected it to all the roads around the city. Any RalCon readers who may be infrastructure geeks will enjoy this book as Huler traces the infrastructure in Raleigh from source to destination. About a month ago, Huler was on WUNC’s The State of Things so give it a listen if you are at all interested.
[Update: WUNC has taken down the link to the episode]
On Tuesday June 28th, Huler will be speaking at the Raleigh Public Record’s fundraiser about the topic, “Infrastructure: You Get What You Pay For”. Come out for what should be a very interesting discussion about the wires, pipes and roads that connect our society.
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Dos TaQuitos Centro
106 S. Wilmington Street
Facebook Event: A Fundraiser for Raleigh Public Record
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Enjoy Dinner as Piedmont Laureate & Author Scott Huler discusses:
“Infrastructure: You Get What You Pay For”
Our systems of infrastructure are not only shrouded in mystery, many are woefully out of date. In his latest book, On the Grid, Scott Huler takes the time to understand the systems that sustain our way of life, starting from his own quarter of an acre in North Carolina and traveling as far as Ancient Rome.
Join Huler as he discusses what happens when we neglect infrastructure, drawing parallels to the role free online news is playing in journalism.
$20 PER PERSON
Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres
By the way, I’ll be there so if you are a regular reader, make sure and say hi!