November 22nd, 2009 | brainjuice
- Help “Escape From Dullsville” Escape Obscurity!
"About a week ago, he finally finished the 288 page book collecting all 7 issues of L.O.A.F. The collection, titled ?Escape from Dullsville? also contains over 80 pages of new material, including the previously unpublished L.O.A.F. #8. Unfortunately, pre-orders have not been high enough for SLG to justify printing the book. (That can?t have been an easy decision for a publisher so dedicated to supporting industry underdogs.) Unless Andy can raise enough pre-order sales quickly it may never be printed…"
- ‘Frankenstein’ fix lets asteroid mission cheat death – space – 20 November 2009 – New Scientist
"the mission team has now cobbled together another working engine using parts from two sick ones" – this mission, as I recall, was an absolute lemon
- Acoustic Weaponry In Nature
- polis: a blog about cities: Underground Below Ulaanbaatar: Homelessness in Mongolia’s Capital City
"The manhole covers are often only partly closed because they serve as the doorway to the underground sewers where the homeless of Ulaanbaatar live. The homeless sleep underground on the hot water pipes as a way to keep warm during the bitter winters…"
(tags:city pol architecture )
- polis: a blog about cities: Paramodernism
"…not the repackaged neomodernism that seems to be cropping up everywhere, a literally redesigned utopia that ignores the social, the political and the very notion of a just city or the right to the city – but one which is capable of taking on the profound and intertwined crises of poverty, injustice and the environment. This requires not a new modernism but a paramodernism, something altered, contrary beyond and alongside what has come before…"
(tags:architecture culture )