"They are about to build two apartment high rises just feet away from the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It’s the greatest crime in New York City history. And I’m not even religious."
The greatest architectural crime might actually be what they did to Penn Station. But yeah.
5:57 pm • 11 June 2014 • 4,020 notes
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4:09 pm • 10 June 2014 • 6 notes
“Instead of the old start-up model, which tried to sell us things, the new one trades on our sociability—our likes and desires, our observations and curiosities, our relationships and networks— which is mined, analyzed, and monetized. To put it another way, Web 2.0 is not about users buying products; rather, users are the product. We are what companies like Google and Facebook sell to advertisers. Or course, social media have made a new kind of engagement possible: they have also generated a handful of enormous companies that profit off the creations and interactions of others. What is social networking if not the commercialization of the once unprofitable art of conversation?”
— From The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, Astra Taylor
9:26 pm • 2 June 2014
Christopher Payne explored NYC’s weird, wonderful North Brother island and came away with some amazing photos.
This is the island where Typhoid Mary was quarantined. We got a chance to visit a while back, it was pretty intense.
1:24 pm • 29 May 2014 • 2,111 notes