On the Cotton Road

The production of things, already distant from daily life, can seem a more remote reality than it is. Objects of high technology seem to be embroiled in a bifurcating world of mysterious production processes and unfamiliar social and geographic landscapes. Perhaps because of this distance, I often find myself returning to the production of simpler …

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Supply Chains as Civic Media

Knowing where things come from is a fundamental part of humanity. Things are very different when they come from different places. We might speak of terroir as the earth in the food, the unique sense of locale imparting an irreplaceable difference that cannot be found in another place. The provenance of a work tells us …

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Sourcemap Activity

[vimeo 10251259 w=500 h=375] Gource visualized activity of the main (fairly carefully tended) sourcemap repository. (Source:

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