Perhaps we have found a new metric by which to measure political power -- the cables that link nations to other nations and regions, the networks which allow their citizens to communicate with each other, and the round trip time for data to travel.
THE first industrial revolution began in Britain in the late 18th century, with the mechanisation of the textile industry. [...]
The applications of 3D printing are especially mind-boggling. Already, hearing aids and high-tech parts of military jets are being printed in customised shapes. The geography of supply chains will change.
This paper revisits the ‘geography of gentrification’ thinking through the literature on comparative urbanism. I argue that given the ‘mega-gentrification’ affecting many cities in the Global South gentrification researchers need to adopt a postcolonial approach taking on board critiques around developmentalism, categorization and universalism.
The role of artists as precursors and agents of gentrification processes has been widely acknowledged and studied. Yet there has been limited consideration of the particular aesthetic practices and attitudes deployed by these artists, and the related urban landscapes they have helped shape and re-imagine. This paper uses the notion drawn from art history of the ‘urban pastoral’ to highlight largely disregarded socio-cultural and political relations of power accompanying gentrification.
The Guggenheim is one of the real standouts in the global modern art arena. The New York-based institution is no light-weight in the area of arts education. They've now extended that mission extensively by making dozens of high-quality publications on artists available to anyone with an Internet connection.
The books, art catalogues for major exhibitions at the museum, pop out into a clean, fast virtual book reader.
Forbes recently released an updated list of the world’s billionaires. The listing contains the ranking for 1,226 individuals and families who’s net worth as of March of 2012 was 1 billion USD or more. Since the listings contained both a country...
The Spencer Wells Genographic Project is seeks to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the...
A ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. For the first time, an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.
The last post showed that national rankings of the states that were the most (and least) peaceful. This is the international version. 1)Iceland 2)New Zealand and 3) Japan lead the list while 151)Sudan 152)Iraq and 153)Somalia are at the bottom. Where is the United States on the list? Not in a position worth bragging about.
Following on from spectral geographical studies of the disruptive aspects of memory, this paper further develops recent interest in the nonrepresentational and paradoxical dynamics of witnessing by drawing out the possibility of a historiography based on the capacity of testimony to interrupt and suspend representational closure.
Everything in the known universe, created by 14-year-old twins.
After you follow the link, click "Start," and then use the slider across the bottom, or the wheel on your mouse, to zoom in -- and in and in and in... or out and out and out... It will take you from the very smallest features postulated by scientists (the strings in string theory) to the very largest (the observable universe). This really is a fabulous visual demonstration of scale at micro and macro levels. This is an excellent way to bring spatial thinking into the math curriculum as well. See this on the twins website at: http://htwins.net/scale2/
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