Monthly Archives: August 2013

culture off the grid

What makes someone want to live “off the grid”? Who would willingly forgo the advantages that modern infrastructure affords them? As Jonathan Taggart and Phillip Vannini have noted of their extensive research ethnography of people living “off the grid”, the

culture off the grid

What makes someone want to live “off the grid”? Who would willingly forgo the advantages that modern infrastructure affords them? As Jonathan Taggart and Phillip Vannini have noted of their extensive research ethnography of people living “off the grid”, the

we are not post-racial

The US has staggering racial separation, but visualized this way is really eye-opening.  This series of maps shoes one dot per person based on 2010 census data. Thanks to Alex for making me aware of this. here have fun with

we are not post-racial

The US has staggering racial separation, but visualized this way is really eye-opening.  This series of maps shoes one dot per person based on 2010 census data. Thanks to Alex for making me aware of this. here have fun with

Foucault: Marxist

Originally posted on Path to the Possible:
Well, maybe not exactly.  But I think Hardt and Negri come pretty close to nailing down the truth on p. 31 of Commonwealth: Foucault adopts many disguises–larvatus prodeo— in his relationship with Marxism,…

Foucault: Marxist

Originally posted on Path to the Possible:
Well, maybe not exactly.  But I think Hardt and Negri come pretty close to nailing down the truth on p. 31 of Commonwealth: Foucault adopts many disguises–larvatus prodeo— in his relationship with Marxism,…

engineering equals innovation?

Preface: I’m not a big fan of city rankings. I’m an engineer. In a recent article on Forbes, with yet another city rankings study, Joel Kotkin makes some connections between cities and technological innovation. The proxy, fittingly, is number of

engineering equals innovation?

Preface: I’m not a big fan of city rankings. I’m an engineer. In a recent article on Forbes, with yet another city rankings study, Joel Kotkin makes some connections between cities and technological innovation. The proxy, fittingly, is number of

Virtual Issue – Ecologies In, Against and Beyond Capitalism

Originally posted on AntipodeFoundation.org:
*** Bruce’s lecture can now be viewed online – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-8330/homepage/lecture_series.htm *** We announced last week that Bruce Braun will be presenting the 2013 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture on Wednesday 28th August between 16:50 and 18:30 in…

Virtual Issue – Ecologies In, Against and Beyond Capitalism

Originally posted on AntipodeFoundation.org:
*** Bruce’s lecture can now be viewed online – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-8330/homepage/lecture_series.htm *** We announced last week that Bruce Braun will be presenting the 2013 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture on Wednesday 28th August between 16:50 and 18:30 in…

the aesthetics of industrialized agriculture

I came across this series of photos by Mishak Henner this morning which not only made me reaffirm my ethical standards considering the consumption of animal products, but made me think more broadly about the impacts of the industrialized agriculture system. What

the aesthetics of industrialized agriculture

I came across this series of photos by Mishak Henner this morning which not only made me reaffirm my ethical standards considering the consumption of animal products, but made me think more broadly about the impacts of the industrialized agriculture system. What

Socio-technical Transitions

Large technological systems are characterized by their fixity, obduracy, lock-in, and relative inability to change.  The path dependence of technology makes its history relevant for thinking about transitions.  This is the thinking I am using to discuss energy transitions and

Socio-technical Transitions

Large technological systems are characterized by their fixity, obduracy, lock-in, and relative inability to change.  The path dependence of technology makes its history relevant for thinking about transitions.  This is the thinking I am using to discuss energy transitions and