Monthly Archives: August 2010

Increased US engagement in Somalia – it’s a trap!

This week featured ferocious clashes in Mogadishu between Somalia’s fledgling federal government and Al Shabab, an Islamist militia with ties to Al Qaeda. Al Shabab has declared a “massive, final” war on the fragile government and struck Tuesday with a … Continue reading

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links for 2010-08-25

Trapped in the Anglosphere, we've lost sight of next door | Martin Kettle | Comment is free | The Guardian Powerful essay on "the anglosphere" and the ways in which the English language is limiting the political interests of UK … Continue reading

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links for 2010-08-19

YProductions Interesting mapping essay, with a good example on constrained urban environments by Chombart de Lauwe, who tracked the movements of a student in 19th century Paris (tags: cartography design mapping research paris qs) Articles / Personal Informatics Lab Bibliography … Continue reading

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Airplanes, Faith and Latent Networks

Earlier this week, I met with Evan Paul, a smart urban planner just out of a master’s program at MIT. He’s working with colleagues on a new idea – “Global Planning Partners”, a nonprofit intended to help urban planners in … Continue reading

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Housekeeping and shameless self promotion

You may have noticed that I’ve done some housekeeping on the blog. It was about time – I can’t tell when I last updated my blogroll – best guess is sometime in 2006 – but my homepage was evidently last … Continue reading

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Kate Crawford: mobile media and the art of noise

Kate Crawford of the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, is two years into conducting a massive study of mobile phone use amongst 18-30 year olds in Australia. The study, supported by … Continue reading

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