snow

A few weeks ago, America welcomed a snowstorm for the ages. The windows at home froze on the inside, insulating my apartment, sealing it from the elements. Since I’m used to having sporadic or inconsistent heating in winter, it was

snow

A few weeks ago, America welcomed a snowstorm for the ages. The windows at home froze on the inside, insulating my apartment, sealing it from the elements. Since I’m used to having sporadic or inconsistent heating in winter, it was

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can the subaltern smell: the olfactory other

This diagram maps insights gleaned from prodding the varied global and ‘globalised’ nostril-mind continuum. It conducts an exploratory survey of citizens from Indonesia, India, South Africa and the USA, all living in their countries of citizenship: what scents they associate

can the subaltern smell: the olfactory other

This diagram maps insights gleaned from prodding the varied global and ‘globalised’ nostril-mind continuum. It conducts an exploratory survey of citizens from Indonesia, India, South Africa and the USA, all living in their countries of citizenship: what scents they associate

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circus labor

Disney villains are some of the most memorable characters of animated film. There is the jealous queen in Snow White, the misogynist warmonger Gaston in The Beauty and the Beast, and the murderous usurper Scar in The Lion King. But

circus labor

Disney villains are some of the most memorable characters of animated film. There is the jealous queen in Snow White, the misogynist warmonger Gaston in The Beauty and the Beast, and the murderous usurper Scar in The Lion King. But

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what 16 billion dollars looks like from 30 dollars a month

When you are short of money, the mobile app ecosystem looks very different from the images of endless choice conveyed in tech blogs. If you had a lot of money and time, you could be the early-adopter for all kinds

what 16 billion dollars looks like from 30 dollars a month

When you are short of money, the mobile app ecosystem looks very different from the images of endless choice conveyed in tech blogs. If you had a lot of money and time, you could be the early-adopter for all kinds

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tech and techne in a blizzard

“A sculpture must be at least as modern,” said German sculptor Isa Genzken, “as the most modern hi-fi system.” (She said it, just so you know, when hi-fi systems would still be considered “modern.”) I encountered this quote during a

tech and techne in a blizzard

“A sculpture must be at least as modern,” said German sculptor Isa Genzken, “as the most modern hi-fi system.” (She said it, just so you know, when hi-fi systems would still be considered “modern.”) I encountered this quote during a

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the manhattan project of moonshots

At the age of 18, Wernher von Braun had already decided that he wanted to go to the moon. He had never really excelled at math or physics as a student, but applied himself to learn it, so great was

the manhattan project of moonshots

At the age of 18, Wernher von Braun had already decided that he wanted to go to the moon. He had never really excelled at math or physics as a student, but applied himself to learn it, so great was

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the city and the city

Gentrification, not unlike racism or other class antagonism, is largely an issue of perspective, and that is what makes it difficult to understand. A harmless joke, a minor headline, a change in procedure, a five percent rise in cost: things

the city and the city

Gentrification, not unlike racism or other class antagonism, is largely an issue of perspective, and that is what makes it difficult to understand. A harmless joke, a minor headline, a change in procedure, a five percent rise in cost: things

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