Lightning was the major theophany of weather in the Inca religion, and the Incas constructed over a hundred ceremonial platforms and shrines on the summits of the highest mountains in their empire, between 1438 and the Spanish Conquest in 1532.

On 2 August 2014 at precisely 2:58 a.m., a 5.1 earthquake struck, centered at the hilltop lightning Inca huaca: San Catequilla de Pichincha. There have been 57 aftershocks since.

Image: Lightning, by xtremer16. CC-BY-2.0 via Flickr.

Basma Alsharif's video work, We Began By Measuring Distance (2009), opens with images of vacant skies and the cries of a young girl who witnessed an attack that killed her family on a Gaza beach in 2006. Through the film’s narrator, we then learn of an anonymous group that devises a game of measuring distances. Initially, they measure shapes and degrees, or the metric equivalents of imperial lengths. But these arbitrary and innocent dimensions soon begin to take on political significance as geography is considered. The distance from Jerusalem to Gaza is measured repeatedly, but the results vary and conclude in several numbers that index key border-shifting dates in the Palestinian–Israeli conflict, further reinforcing a sense of disenchantment with the usefulness of measurements and measures. Ending with underwater aquarium scenes, footage of Gaza airstrikes in 2008, and a moody waltz by legendary Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez caught in a loop, the narrator concludes, “We began to have the distinct feeling that we had been lied to…and that our measurements had left us empty-handed.”

Here and Elsewhere" is on view through September 28. 

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this is a VERY bad article which conveniently does not mention that when hamtramck was incorporated in 1922 the black population of detroit had (in the period between 1910 and 1920) quadrupled and was doubling again but “they wanted to protect [their] [white German/Polish] identity” sounds right to me sure [posts 2 facebook] [gets loan 2 buy house in detroit]

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OK READ THIS BEFORE YOU WATCH THE VIDEO SO YOU UNDERSTAND.

Alright, today our Geography teacher told us, “We’re going to watch a very serious video made by serious and intelligent people who worked very hard on this,” Sounds ok so far huh? Yeah, yeah, okay, “So I expect all of you to learn the entire video and learn all of it before the lesson is over.”

THEN HE FUCKING PLAYED THE VIDEO.

-You can play the video now-

Map of Scotland, 1706

Homesanto:

A stunning map of Scotland first drawn by Daniel de la Feuille in 1706. Depicts the entirety of Scotland surrounded by views of fourteen Scottish cities, including Edembourg (Edinburgh), Dundee, St. Andrews, Sterling, Dunoter, Aberdeen, Glascow (Glasgow), Berwick, Dunkeld, Dunblane, Elgin, Mont-Rose, Inner-ness and Perth. A playful cartouche in the upper right quadrant depicts the armorial crest of Scotland surmounted by a crown and flanked by cherubs. Four tiny sailing ships and two rowboats are drawn plying the waters near Edinburgh. Title in upper left quadrant in both French and Dutch. This is Paul de la Feuille’s 1747 reissue of his father Daniel’s 1706 map. Prepared for issue as plate no. 17 in J. Ratelband’s 1747 Geographisch-Toneel.

i’m really upset about some dumb thing somebody i went to high school with posted on facebook about the history of detroit and how so many people could grow up in metro-detroit and not only not know a god damn thing about the history or mechanisms of segregation but not bother to figure out how to ask those questions or god forbid answer them and instead they are part of liberal Revitalization projects and tell stories about the history of the city that literally do not mention black people at all. in conclusion here’s this thing about when hamtramck was found culpable for forcible removal via urban renewal projects of a large chunk of its black residents like

Worldbuilding: Landforms Word List
  • basin
  • bay
  • beach
  • brook
  • canal
  • canyon
  • cape
  • cave
  • cavern
  • channel
  • chasm
  • cliff
  • coast
  • coastline
  • continent
  • cove
  • crag
  • crater
  • creek
  • crest
  • crevasse
  • dale
  • dell
  • delta
  • depression
  • desert
  • divide
  • drift
  • dune
  • escarpment
  • estuary
  • falls
  • fault
  • fissure
  • fjord
  • foothills
  • fork
  • gap
  • geyser
  • glacier
  • glen
  • gorge
  • gulf
  • gully
  • headland
  • highland
  • hill
  • hillside
  • hollow
  • iceberg
  • inlet
  • island
  • islet
  • knoll
  • lagoon
  • lake
  • ledge
  • lowland
  • mainland
  • marsh
  • mound
  • mountain
  • mouth
  • mud flat
  • oasis
  • ocean
  • overhang
  • overlook
  • pass
  • peak
  • peninsula
  • plain
  • plateau
  • point
  • pond
  • prairie
  • range
  • ravine
  • reef
  • ridge
  • rise
  • river
  • sandbar
  • sea
  • shore
  • slope
  • spring
  • stream
  • swamp
  • terrace
  • vale
  • valley
  • volcano
  • waterfall
  • wetland
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