ghosts on a train

Spoiler warning: this essay contains spoilers for trains, Snowpiercer, capitalism, and this essay. Standing on the platform, the passenger idly turns over the ticket clutched in a dirty, callused hand. On the reverse is the fine print. It reads: We

ghosts on a train

Spoiler warning: this essay contains spoilers for trains, Snowpiercer, capitalism, and this essay. Standing on the platform, the passenger idly turns over the ticket clutched in a dirty, callused hand. On the reverse is the fine print. It reads: We

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the insurgent artist fails to escape capitalism

Here’s how capitalism works, from the perspective of one insurgent artist. You are constantly surrounded by it. On the road, traveling to your destination, there is nothing but fast food and refueling stations, selling the same handful of molecules recombined

the insurgent artist fails to escape capitalism

Here’s how capitalism works, from the perspective of one insurgent artist. You are constantly surrounded by it. On the road, traveling to your destination, there is nothing but fast food and refueling stations, selling the same handful of molecules recombined

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impermanence architecture: the hexayurt

If the tent is the lowest common denominator of temporary architecture, and the geodesic dome is the highest, the hexayurt feels somewhere in the middle. Inspired by the tensegrity of the dome but using concepts as simple as the tent,

impermanence architecture: the hexayurt

If the tent is the lowest common denominator of temporary architecture, and the geodesic dome is the highest, the hexayurt feels somewhere in the middle. Inspired by the tensegrity of the dome but using concepts as simple as the tent,

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impermanent architecture: the geodesic dome

The geodesic dome is a structure that maintains its shape through a combination of tension and compression forces, using idealized segments of large circles overlapping each other. While once hailed as the construction method of the future, the dome has

impermanent architecture: the geodesic dome

The geodesic dome is a structure that maintains its shape through a combination of tension and compression forces, using idealized segments of large circles overlapping each other. While once hailed as the construction method of the future, the dome has

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decomposure: on the aesthetics of aftermath

The narrow passage had been the daunting cockroach, and I had slipped with disgust through that body of scales and ooze. And I had ended up, all impure myself, embarking, through it, upon my past, which was my continuous present

decomposure: on the aesthetics of aftermath

The narrow passage had been the daunting cockroach, and I had slipped with disgust through that body of scales and ooze. And I had ended up, all impure myself, embarking, through it, upon my past, which was my continuous present

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impermanent architecture: the tent

Forms of human habitation take nearly as many forms as human culture, and vary in a similar fashion. Habitation differs depending on unique local conditions, traditions, and aesthetics. What unites them is a common function—they shelter human beings from the

impermanent architecture: the tent

Forms of human habitation take nearly as many forms as human culture, and vary in a similar fashion. Habitation differs depending on unique local conditions, traditions, and aesthetics. What unites them is a common function—they shelter human beings from the

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how to write about raids

After Ahmad, editor at THE STATE, emailed me saying he wanted to commission a few pieces on blackness and surveillance, I had been thinking about a way to write about recent police raids in a way that didn’t make me

how to write about raids

After Ahmad, editor at THE STATE, emailed me saying he wanted to commission a few pieces on blackness and surveillance, I had been thinking about a way to write about recent police raids in a way that didn’t make me

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