Author Archives: Jeff K

COTA Revisited – From the Invisibility of Industry to the Industries of Invisibility (PART II)

[This is the second part of the transcript of the talk we delivered at Gallery 400 in Chicago. Many thanks to Beate Geissler, Oliver Sann, and Anthony Stepter for the logistics and hospitality, and to the audience, including Brian Holmes, … Continue reading

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Stockholm’s Suburbs Are on Fire

Here is a translation of two texts about the ongoing Swedish riots that have appeared in the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet authored by Megafonen and Pantrarna. Megafonen (The Megaphone) and Pantrarna (The Panthers) are two community activist groups based in Swedish … Continue reading

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Missile Containerization

A new missile system that takes advantage of containerization. Via critical logistics

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Golfing Detroit

Camilo José Vergara once suggested turning all of downtown Detroit into a ‘ruins park’ or ‘American acropolis’. How about a golf course asks journalist Charlie LeDuff? Note the appearance of ‘ruin pornographers’ at 6:15.

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A Series of Maps of the World as Known at Different Periods

From Edward Quin’s An Historical Atlas; In a Series of Maps of the World as Known at Different Periods (1830) The above image is from 1498: The Discovery Of America. Via: the David Rumsey Map Collection and Cartophile.

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Manhatta (1921) by Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand Continue reading

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Princeton historian Ben Schmidt’s visualization of all the shipping routes taken by Dutch, Spanish, and English vessels between 1750 and 1850.

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On Exactitude in Science

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“The bank is the monster”

From John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Thanks Martin.

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Fear of Muppets

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