15 years seems an impossibility—for the New York of that time, and the New York before, to be so far in the rearview. It's especially strange when my overwhelming feeling for much of 9/11 was that none of us might survive the day, or the weeks and months to follow.
I'll be doing a conference presentation of my "Postcards from the Future" project, on California, science fiction, utopia, and dystopia at the Abiding Cities conference at CUNY this November. I'll be part of a panel called "Viable Utopias" on November 14 at 12:30. Come and say hello!
The 2003 NYC Blackout was 10 years ago today. I was at work at Condé Nast that morning, and in the middle of making a phone call when the power went out, which must have been hilarious for whoever picked up my message days later. I remember the panic at looking out the window at … Continue reading Cities: Blackout NYC
This video by James Nares is utterly hypnotic. Shot with a Phantomflex high-speed camera, it captures the microdramas of street life in midtown Manhattan in a supersharp 780 frames per second, and covers the distance between Bill Viola and Phillip Lorca-diCorcia. http://vimeo.com/paulkasmingallery/james-nares-street Think of all the things we miss, second-by-second hurrying through cities at normal … Continue reading Video: New York at 780fps
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