Superlith Five | Miles Gertler 2013
(French Sudan 1910)


Animal sounds, made visible by bell’s translator.
A selection of imagery from György Kepes’ 1956 book The New Landscape in Art and Science. Kepes was a Hungarian-born painter, designer, educator and art theorist who worked and taught along side Laszlo Moholy-Nagy at the New Bauhaus school in Chicago. He later founded the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the MIT.


One of the biggest misconceptions that people have about the Manhattan Project is that prior to Hiroshima, all knowledge of atomic energy and nuclear fission was secret — that the very idea of nuclear weapons was unthought except inside classified circles. This is a side-effect of the narratives we tell about Manhattan Project secrecy, which emphasize how extreme and successful these restrictions on information were. The reality is, as always, more complicated, and more interesting. Fission had been discovered in 1939, chain reactions were talked about publicly a few months later, and by the early 1940s the subject of atomic power and atomic bombs had become a staple of science journalists and science fiction authors.

Death dust, 1941


Ascii-Art Mapping: SyMAP, or Early Computer Generated Cartography

William Caraher, assistant professor at the University of North Dakota and writer of the site “The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World” discovered an interesting early use of computer analysis for an archaeological area in Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean. The original…
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DESERTMED is an ongoing interdisciplinary research project. A group of artists, architects and writers travelled to seventy uninhabited islands of the Mediterranean, impartially cataloguing information that can be interpreted in multiple ways. The Desertmed website showcases this temporary archive.


Announcing the Open-Source Geospatial Web Design workshop! This workshop will help (semi)-experienced developers understand how to use geospatial data and databases, and integrate them into websites. Take your maps to the next level!

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