thoughts from geography
Fordism and the 20th Century City
Fordism has influenced the design of cities from its conception in the early part of the 20th Century. It has influenced lifestyles and changed the face of industry (Sheldrake, 1996). The impacts of Fordism can be felt throughout the century but to understand its level of influence it must be understood what the city was like…
Complex system science has arisen through the understanding that components and interactions between them are rarely linear and isolated (Chorley & Kennedy, 1971). Component variations can result in disturbances reverberating across temporal and spatial scales. The outcome of this can be severe system instability or even collapse. Complete knowledge of a system therefore cannot be achieved…
Interaction between humans and their environment is unavoidable. Every decision and action taken has an environmental consequence. Outcomes range in spatial and temporal significance and can be beyond our immediate environment.
Time’s Running Out
I read somewhere (Tumblr) that the age of the watch is over. done. dead and buried. In 5-10 years the numbers of people that are wearing watches will fall and people wont be buying them any more (I can’t find the link to the article. sorry). The reason? They are single purpose objects. They exist…
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