WARREN ELLIS is a graphic novelist and author of the NYT best-selling novel GUN MACHINE. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is being developed for television by Jerry Bruckheimer and FOX. He is the writer of the graphic novel RED, adapted into the film starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. His next book is NORMAL from FSG.
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geology as infrastructure Smudge Studio?s Geologic Time Viewer re-casts the ?official Geologic Time Scale? as not only a way of looking back into the past, but also a window into the present: ?the materialities of every previous geologic epoch flow into the present-as-middle and give form to our daily lives.? We learn, for instance, that iron infrastructures, like Manhattan Bridge, are built out of material laid down during the Precambrian; that it is Devonian oil which combusts in automobile engines; that East Coast brownstones are clad by Triassic stone; and that Cape Cod is an ?ephemeral? Pleistocene landscape, ?waiting for sea levels to rise and submerge it again?. (tags:geohistory )