I’m moving in with vegans so, I have to enjoy these fried chicken midnight sandwichs while I can…
I spent the evening with Jennifer and Terry and I can’t explain how enormous of inspirations they both are to my work and what I want to do and that they are perhaps the most important couple in my life by which I measure the worth of what I do, and just generally they mean a lot to me and goodness I am going to miss them. But it’s okay… that’s just how these things go.
I’m really drunk and I’m eating the most delicious fried chicken/cheese/honey bbq sauce sandwich from whataburger oh my goodnesss
"Maps turn each of us into what Michel de Certeau calls a ‘voyeur-god’ … The map is a mechanism that shows what no eye could ever see, even when the maps represents the most familiar territory— the space marked out by daily experience … Maps suggest ways of thinking as well as seeing. They materialize a view of the mind more than of external reality. They project an order of reason onto the world and force it to conform to a graphic rationale, a cultural grid, a conceptual geometry."
Christian Jacob, The Sovereign Map
(the piece where got the de Certeau bit from was his 1984 book, The Practice of Everyday Life)
(Source: susannathinks, via fuckyeahcartography)
solerium replied to your post: Wow so I’m just starting to realize how amazing…
I read this 3 or 4 times before I realized you weren’t talking about Beyonce
Figures is The Draftery’s printed biannual in which a small number of drafters are curated around a specific theme.
I am very proud to be one of the drafters in figure 03! Please consider helping The Draftery by funding the printing of this great group.
I neeeeeeeed this! So I’m am donating…
Wow so I’m just starting to realize how amazing Behance is for finding architectural rendering/visualization…
Simón Vélez, architect and pioneer in the contemporary use of bamboo as an essential building component. He invented a new method to build foundations and roofs, which transformed one of the world’s oldest building materials, namely bamboo, into a modern resource.
Dr. Oliver Bronson’s House, an important
America architecture located in Hudson, NY, displays a faded grandeur behind its layers of peeling paint and wallpaper.
adornoble replied to your post: So…we should all probably start making an exit…
i really don’t undersatnd how this will dramatically change anything other than Terms of Service/privacy stuff and like the worst thing I foresee happening is taking down my poetry blog??? idk
I was mostly joking! but Yahoo I guess is interested in Tumblr bc of advertising and I’ll be honest if the advertisements get to a certain level of intrusion they will probably run me off…but I hope not because I like it here!
So…we should all probably start making an exit plan
by Marijn Nieuwenhuis, University of Warwick
The idea of nationhood rests on the claim of a specific territorial area. The cartographic demarcating of territory automatically exposes, however, the contingent nature of borders. Modern borders are the product of a world system composed of nation states which are not organic unities but socially constructed entities in need of constant affirmation. Nationalism, the modus operandi for that affirmation, often takes a cartographic form. Cartographic nationalism is of all ages but seems in East Asia to have become especially important in post-Mao China.
This short article wishes to offer some insight into the ways in which maps are increasingly being used to arouse nationalist sentiments in East Asia. I do not aspire to explain the reasons for the trend of a rise in nationalism, but instead wish to engage with the manner in which this has become apparent by looking at the ways in which maps have recently been used to settle territorial disputes.