Sunday, April 3, 2011

food for thought.

These are some articles I have recently read that have an underlying esoteric quality to them. In society there are trends that effect our thinking patterns and and providing there is a forum to share these ideas we as a collective can begin to shape ideas in to realities. Think the noosphere meeting the book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.
  • How does your contient weigh in on its amount of gravitational pull. This food for thought provides the perspective on how gravity may have shaped the world events that occurred pre-history and history. Found at BBC published 31st March.
  • The infrastructure of an opium processing plant ca. 1880's in Bengal, India. Either stick with it or skip to the end to get a perspective on how the drug trade influences economies of today as well as the planned infrastructure for today's drug trade. Found at Edible Geography published April 1st.
  • Everyone go out and demand from your local newspaper/magazine stand to order a subscription to SOILED a new journal for designers to share ideas about current events. If that fails you could always download the pdf version here. This issue shares information about earth, pollinators and social justice's . 
  • To end this part of FFP here is an article that was sent to me by a studio colleague today regarding Walmart's in Chichago that are going smaller.  Written by Bob Niedt from the Syracuse Post published 8th April. Opposed to being referred to as a big box store it will become part of urban infill. Similar to the complex that houses the Target in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

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