Silent Symphony Of Soaring Steel: The Photography Of Margaret Bourke-White

"... industrial forms were all the more beautiful because they were never designed to be beautiful. They had a simplicity of line that came from their direct application of purpose." —Margaret Bourke-White, 1963 Few photographers, to my knowledge, captured the imposing majesty of 20th century industrialism with as much deftness and clarity as American journalist,… Continue reading Silent Symphony Of Soaring Steel: The Photography Of Margaret Bourke-White

The Canadian Snowstorm Mask (1939)

The Canadian snowstorm mask was a plastic (not glass) cone purposed for face protection during snowstorms. The hounskull-like design is peculiar and eye-catching but was doubtless effective for short trips in girding against nature's savage increase (though, it strikes me as doubtful how useful it would be for extended low-temperature excursions, both because of the… Continue reading The Canadian Snowstorm Mask (1939)

The Effects of Atomic Weapons (1950)

The Effects of Atomic Weapons was a joint project of the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Atomic Energy Commission which sought a "quantitative approach to atomic bomb phenomenology." The book was published in 1950. A PDF of the book is provided below: The Effects of Atomic Weapons (1950)

Anti-Natalism As Environmentalism: Todd May & The Question Of Extinction

On Dec. 17, 2018, The New York Times published a article in their opinion column entitled, Would Human Extinction Be A Tragedy?: Our Species Possesses Inherent Worth But We Are Devastating The Earth & Causing Unimaginable Animal Suffering. The article (which sounds like a sociology piece off Academia.edu) was written by a one Todd May,… Continue reading Anti-Natalism As Environmentalism: Todd May & The Question Of Extinction

Synnefocracy_Abstract.2

“I want to tame the winds and keep them on a leash... I want a pack of winds, fleet-footed hounds, to hunt the puffed-up, whiskery clouds.” ‒ F.T. Marinetti. ♦ ♦ ♦ Cartography of the Cloud  It would be pointless to discuss synnefocracy in any further depth without first defining what The Cloud actually is.… Continue reading Synnefocracy_Abstract.2

Synnefocracy_Abstract.1

"Geography is the stage and history the play." --- Tim Ball. ♦ ♦ ♦ The Third Sovereign Form At the level of polity-organization-and-development there have only ever been two prominent and durable civilizational models: tellurocracies (land powers), qua Karl E. Haushofer, and thalassocracies (sea powers), qua Sir Halford J. Mackinder. Traditional conceptions of geopolitics fails to account, however,… Continue reading Synnefocracy_Abstract.1