["Bundled, Buried, and Behind Closed Doors", a documentary short by Ben Mendelsohn and Alex Chohlas-Wood, looks at one of our favorite things -- the physical infrastructure of the internet -- and, in particular, the telco hotel at 60 Hudson Street. It's particularly fascinating to see how 60 Hudson Street exhibits the "tendency of communications infrastructure to retrofit pre-existing networks to suit the needs of new technologies": the building became a modern internet hub primarily because it was already a hub in earlier communications networks, permeated by pneumatic tubes, telegraph cables, and telephone lines, and thus easily suited to the running of fiber-optic cables. (This is important because it demonstrates the relative fixity of infrastructural geographies -- like the pattern of the cities they are embedded in, the positions of infrastructures tend to endure even as the infrastructures themselves decay and are replaced.)]
- the geopolitics of subtraction
- future baroque
- changing industrial landscapes and the city that never was
- bracket goes soft
- louisiana state university
- making the geologic now
- longshore transport and littoral drift
- response survey
- dredgefest nyc: video archive
- event horizon
- “a map for what?”
- petrochemical america
- a short video about dredge
- Dams in Southwestern US: in use today. This line is not arbitrary, rather it actually explains why Powell saw the...
- faslanyc: Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I think she is right on- the who and the what for? are essential...
- atenbrink: Very nicely presented Rob.
- rholmes: Thanks, Nam.
- namhenderson: Love this! Infrastructural design as political landscape….
- namhenderson: For more check out WiredScience http://www.wired.com/wiredscie nce/2012/07/western-fire-tr...
- Rodinne domy: I love picture of lanscape from space. I Add this site to my favorit websites. Interesting pictures and...
- matei denes: Pretty sure you have seen these: http://projects.nytimes.com/ce nsus/2010/map But wanted to bring them...
- rholmes: The mapping bears this out for the Canadian cities studied, as well — note the large swathes of blue,...
- Wanderer: I can’t speak for Canada, but in the United States there are numerous suburban...
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