me, 2.0: jose nazario
beauty and the street
love will tear us apart
for melinda, who just successfully defended her thesis this week.
congrats! she's a big joy division fan, and finding this in london's
east end was simply too rich to pass up. more importantly, congrats
on your master's thesis being done!
a couple of years ago i started to pay attention to the small icons all
around us every day, specifically because i was in a new country with a lot
of creative icons (japan). i started to collect these images into a
portfolio i called "visual pursuasion". it turns out it's called
there's a nice essay on it by
lance wyman. i got interested in
it because of the small space with big impact and visual cues, specifically
in UI design. same for my love of maps. a very cool find from core77's
frequent readers of my blog will remember my quest for a book on the
history of democracy. i'm not so interested in the evolution of the
idea as the evolution of it's implementations, ie in emerging nation
states. as america's regime goes hell bound on regime change, trying to
bring democracy to the world at large, it's important to ask ourselves
why some work and some don't, because a failed state is worse than a
rogue but stable state. luckily, i don't have to write the book (phew! i'm
so unqualified to write a political science and theory book), but it looks
the People Free The Story of Democracy by John Dunn will fit the bill.
looking foreward to its publication.
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