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[Image: "American Mine (Carlin, Nevada 2, 2007)" by David Maisel]. [Note: The following essay was previously published under the title "Infinite Exchange" in Black Maps by David Maisel (Steidl), as well as in Cabinet Magazine #50].
[Image: The skyway-to-nowhere while it still spanned the street; photo via the Star-Tribune]. Continuing our irregular look at oddities in real estate, you might be interested to know that you can now buy a skyway.
[Image: Photo by & courtesy of Trackrunners, used with permission]. A group of friends, their faces rigorously hidden from public view, find a huge borehole leading down into some tunnels beneath the city.
[Image: Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, Department of Special Collections, Charles E.
[Image: A "wooden textile" by Elisa Strozyk]. You've undoubtedly already seen these, but the "wooden textiles" by designer Elisa Strozyk are a beautiful and surprisingly simple rethinking of the idea of a textile—and they have some interesting implications for terrain modeling and even gaming.
[Image: Courtesy FakeTV: The Burglar Deterrent]. Just a quick note that I've got an article up over at New Scientist about how a "fear of crime and a desire to prevent burglary are transforming the domestic interior into an uninhabited multimedia environment, an immersive videodrome playing randomised loops that can be mistaken for human behaviour." Go check it out if you get the chance.
[Image: Jasper National Park, courtesy of Parks Canada]. There's an interesting article over at Highline Magazine about a lost hiker named George Joachim whose subsequent behavior in the landscape was so spatially unexpected that he eluded discovery for ten days.
[Image: A drone from DJI]. It's hardly surprising to read that drones can be repurposed as burglars' tools; at this point, just take any activity, add a drone, and you, too, can have a news story (or Kickstarter) dedicated to the result.
[Image: From "Mining Cenotaph" by Alexis Quinteros Salazar; courtesy of the RIBA President's Medals].
[Photo: "Mega Bike" at the Louisville Mega Cavern; photo courtesy Louisville Mega Cavern]. An underground bike park is opening up next month in a former limestone mine 100 feet beneath Louisville, Kentucky.
[Image: From "Brooklyn Co-operative" by Yannis Halkiopoulos, University of Westminster; courtesy RIBA President's Medals].
[Image: Photographer unknown, via Root Blog]. Via some indirect links following an email tip from Sam Grawe, I stumbled on this collection of ambient music "mostly emanating from the corporate infrastructure of the 1980s asset bubble.
[Image: Courtesy of Icecave Iceland]. There's an interesting construction/excavation project going on over in Iceland right now: an artificial tunnel and cave complex being dug into the Langjökull Glacier.
Back in the summer of 2012, Nicola Twilley and I got to visit the headquarters of GPS, out at Fort Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado.
[Image: Via the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge]. "We will put up the mountains. We will lay out the prairie.
[Image: "Historical Monument of the American Republic" by Erastus Salisbury Field]. I just spent far too much time clicking around on Archi/Maps, where—amongst dozens of other images—this painting by Erastus Salisbury Field, showing a proposal for an "Historical Monument of the American Republic," seemed worth a quick post.
[Image: Bond Street platform tunnels, courtesy Crossrail]. Crossrail—the massive, 73-mile rail project currently underway in London, including twin-bore 13-mile tunnels—has released a handful of new photos showing the underground works.
[Image: An extraordinary diagram by Auguste Choisy]. France is considering a ban on stereoscopic viewing equipment—i.e.
[Image: The International Space Station at night, photographed by astronaut Alexander Gerst, courtesy of the ESA].
[Image: A screen grab from the homepage of Orbital Insight]. Proving that some market somewhere will at least try to find a value in anything, a company called Orbital Insight is now tracking "the shadows cast by half-finished Chinese buildings" as a possible indicator for where the country's economy might be headed.