Shears sez: Believe it or not, this seemingly throwaway opinion piece from the FoxCities Hub entertainment pullout has a remarkable exploration of scale, culture, retail and cuisine in terms of chain outlets opening in smaller cities. Worth a read!
"If you grew up in a small town and moved away to a more diversified city, it’s universally understood that you get to crack on your humble beginnings as often as you’d like."
Shears sez: I've thought about doing this about a million times, but it'd have to be with a cartographer/tattoo artist I could trust. If they messed up a border or shape, I could never look at it again!
"I suspect that there are very few places left on this planet that haven't been discovered by intrepid explorers. Yet, Trevor Paglen has found and investigated territories that still need to be documented and exposed to the world. If you've never seen his photographs, i suggest you swing by the Z33 House for Contemporary Art Center in Hasselt, Belgium. They are part of Architecture of Fear, an exhibition that examines how feelings of fear pervade our daily life."
"Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His grave slipped from sight along with the rest of the tiny town of Bluffton when Lake Buchanan was filled 55 years later."
"I’ve read that e-books are the future of books, and it’s not a matter of if they’ll surpass print books but when. Being still in college, I wondered if that was the case for e-textbooks. There’s certainly more buzz on e-textbooks as they’re cheaper and it means that students don’t have to break their backs with heavy physical books. But are they better? Is going all digital better?"
Shears sez: This is a fun, whimsical yet informative map. I'd love to see an updated version!
"On the Bostoncentricity of literature, or what "our first man of letters" has to do with Poe. Titled The Booklovers Map of America Showing Certain Landmarks of Literary Geography and created by pictorial cartographer Paul M. Paine in 1933, the map zooms in on the biggest literary cities and places “The Birthplace of American Literature” squarely in the Boston/Cambridge area."
"Ken Murphy installed a camera on top of the Exploratorium in San Francisco and set it to take a picture every ten seconds for a year. A History of the Sky is those pictures as a series of time-lapse movies where each day is represented with a grid. So what you see 360 skies at once"
Shears sez: Very nice collection of ideas for using Google Earth in the classroom.
"First things first, if you don’t have Google Earth, download it for your own computer and then be sure to pester the IT office to download it for your school. See the Digital Explorer research if you need to make a case to senior management. To use Google Maps fully you will need to have a Google account, sign up if you haven’t already."
Shears sez: These have been around for a little while, but it's still nice to note where these maps are located since the Census can't ask about religion.
"A set of 2000 census maps that focus on religion in the United States. Even in secular societies, religion can play an important role within society, both culturally and politically. Included are links to many more religious maps. "
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