infrastructure

It Wasn’t Chester Copperpot

While Wired is writing about The Goonie’s (1985) proto diy/maker culture, the real question should be exactly who was in charge of laying out Astoria’s plumbing.

Radish Infrastructures

Fraggle Rock is a world of the radish. The Gorg grow them (for their anti-invisible “youth and beauty cream”). The Doozers mine them (for their elaborately industrious constructions). And the Fraggles eat them (either raw, or after they’ve been shaped into Doozer sticks). As the Doozer Cotterpin says: “Architecture was meant to be enjoyed.”

The Flood

Blowing up a dam to flood the plain and wipe away a swarm of devastating ants in the “Trumbo’s World” episode of MacGyver (1985). Mac never hesitated to sacrifice infrastructure for the greater good. Submitted by @immanenceftw.

Food Infrastructures

The editors of LIMN were kind enough to let me contribute a small historical overview to the recent Food Infrastructures issue. While I’m no expert in food studies (other than in the eating of it), I think it serves as a reasonable primer (particularly with regard to packaging, production, distribution, and data) for the articles …

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