Articles related to space/place/ walking/imaging
Los Angeles and its river have long been enmeshed in an epic struggle for control.
Into the Uncanny Valley
It is disconcerting when we can’t quite sort out the relationship of an image to the world.
A Map of Radical Bewilderment
Forget his reputation as a nature writer. Henry David Thoreau was also a highly trained, well regarded, disciplined though eccentric land surveyor.
Mythologies of Placemaking
Designers and planners talk about “sense of place,” but this murky buzzword often serves to rally support for redevelopment projects that ignore deep patterns of local culture.
Cloud and Field
On the resurgence of “field guides” in a networked age. We’ve moved from birding to dronewatching, from natural history to dark ecology. But are we still looking through colonialist binoculars?
The Photographer and Architecture
Photography is a ship carrying light and space and heading toward the future.