walls, boundaries, spaces (old notes)

[nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/sep/27/slide-show-mariana-cook-stone-walls/] [urbanphoto.net/blog/2011/10/12/land-reclamation-at-what-cost] [urbanphoto.net/blog/2012/01/21/the-ghosts-of-oil-street] and then there’s this: [edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/07/25/hongkong.coffin.homes/index.html]

“politics of narrative”

[therumpus.net/2011/12/the-politics-of-narrative/] “…there were two types of stories: coming home, or leaving home. The assertion neatly correlates to the classical definition of comedy and tragedy, as well as a content-first v. structure-first division of the arts. The coming home story (usually comedic or “feel good”): the cowboy accepts and/or is accepted by society. The leaving home […]

march 2012

From [“Pro-Leung polls put Beijing in corner” (SCMP)]: “Polls showing that chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying is building a substantial lead in popularity over Henry Tang Ying-yen – the rival that Beijing favours – will make it increasingly difficult for the central government to back Tang openly, observers said yesterday.” “Lau said that, as tensions flared, […]

tangents of the information age

The articles actually have little to do with one another, but some notes for myself: + sudden proliferation of information and data as a result of new technology, social media, globalization + new and unexplored ethical terrains + implications for the LIS field + paradigm shifts, like plate tectonics, the earth breaking apart and realigning […]

hues i call “hong kong green” [from July] cnngo.com/hong-kong/life/hong-kong-color-green-808155 There’s an article about it! Ever since I was a kid I’ve associated this color green with Hong Kong, and no one has ever been able to tell me its history. Postboxes, window frames, hawker stalls, construction netting… Sadly, the article doesn’t have any definitive answers, […]