Tuesday, December 26, 2017

This puts an awkward element into alpine hiking, but it is remarkable how many 30+ year missing persons’ remains are...

This puts an awkward element into alpine hiking, but it is remarkable how many 30+ year missing persons’ remains are emerging.

Melting glaciers in Swiss Alps could reveal hundreds of mummified corpses:

“Switzerland’s glaciers have been melting at an unprecedented rate, losing almost one cubic km in ice volume or about 900 bn litres of water over the past year. According to an investigation by Tagesanzeiger newspaper, eight of the 10 months in which the glaciers have lost the most in volume over the past century have been since 2008.

“Since 1850, when glaciers covered 1,735 sq km (670 sq miles) of Swiss land, the total area has shrunk by a half, to about 890 sq km.

“Police in Valais expect the bodies of many more missing persons to emerge because of global warming.”

#switzerland #glaciers #climatechange
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/04/melting-glaciers-swiss-alps-could-reveal-hundreds-mummified-corpses?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Saturday, December 23, 2017

2016 Impossible Project (before rebranding) black and white instantfilm (refrigerated until this week), shot in an...


2016 Impossible Project (before rebranding) black and white instant film (refrigerated until this week), shot in an SX-70 with the wheel turned to darken it. The contrast is better and more dramatic than I expected!

#impossibleproject #polaroidoriginals #blackandwhite

Sunset on December 22, 2017. Yes, the air quality has been TERRIBLE:this is our consolation prize.


Sunset on December 22, 2017. Yes, the air quality has been TERRIBLE: this is our consolation prize.

#sunset

A favorite house in the neighborhood. So charming!


A favorite house in the neighborhood. So charming!

Friday, December 22, 2017

I was out at night, and enjoyed the warm glow of neon in the inner Mission District, on 24th street.

I was out at night, and enjoyed the warm glow of neon in the inner Mission District, on 24th street.

#neon #sanfrancisco
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5iYZ5XSJPadvJEMC3

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Travel guides to segregated US for black Americans reissued.

Travel guides to segregated US for black Americans reissued.

This was so recent. The books are valuable reminder about how the US failed to live up to its ideals (and of how many people who contributed to that failure are still around)...

#unitedstates #civilrights
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/19/travel-guides-to-segregated-us-for-black-americans-reissued?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Washington Post: News media offers consistently warped portrayals of black families, study finds.

The Washington Post: News media offers consistently warped portrayals of black families, study finds.

“Black families represent 59 percent of the poor portrayed in the media, according to the analysis, but account for just 27 percent of Americans in poverty. Whites families make up 17 percent of the poor depicted in news media, but make up 66 percent of the American poor.

...

“Blacks represent 37 percent of criminals shown in the news, but constitute 26 percent of those arrested on criminal charges, the study said. In contrast, news media portray whites as criminals 28 percent of the time, when FBI crime reports show they make up 77 percent of crime suspects.”

#bias #racism
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/13/news-media-offers-consistently-warped-portrayals-of-black-families-study-finds/

Sunday, December 10, 2017

#asianart #sanfrancisco

#asianart #sanfrancisco
https://photos.app.goo.gl/P6SnJaTGQUWX7Jhn1

This is a great show! If you like fabrics and seeing how complex outfits are made, this is for you.

This is a great show! If you like fabrics and seeing how complex outfits are made, this is for you.

#asianart #korea #hanbok
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jZojveLJpgwOVIxg2

I am a creature of habit.

I am a creature of habit.

#sfmoma
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Vhgo3Lbase2P8LZm2

Things that don't fit elsewhere...

Things that don't fit elsewhere...
https://photos.app.goo.gl/hzZVr3LGzkIIvc2J3

I like SFMoMA.

I like SFMoMA.

#sfmoma #art
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4FmRnxcuVYhn504m1

I had a chance to spend an afternoon in Zürich in between travels around Switzerland back in September, which means...

I had a chance to spend an afternoon in Zürich in between travels around Switzerland back in September, which means my life is much stranger than I give it credit for.

Zürich is a nice place to visit.

#zurich #switzerland
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LfqZQWt1B0L9BONp2