Lets Swim To Work!
"Centuries of boat traffic, heavy industry, sewage runoff and toxic dumping have ingrained in us the idea that urban waterways are not places for people. Even as cities have rushed to the water’s edge over the past couple of decades, building elaborate waterfront parks and esplanades, few have taken the next logical step: encouraging residents to dive in." [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Nov 23, 2012 -
Old school hardware hacker, Postscript enthusiast, electronics writer, woo debunker, all around geek, and now amateur archaeologist Don Lancaster
) needs you. And maybe some of your nerdy gadgets. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222
on Nov 2, 2010 -
The history of the canal between the White Sea and Leningrad, constructed using penal labour and opened 'in Stalin's name' in 1933.
From the International Institute of Social History's collections
. Of related interest :- Photo Album Van Marken
('one of the first Dutch entrepreneurs who took care of the social welfare of his employees.'); the William Morris Archive
; Zo d'Axa
('Adventurer, traveller, anti-militarist, individualist, satirist, journalist, founder of two of the most legendary French magazines of the 1890s'); Auguste Fabre's 'Les Sky Scratchers'
, an optimistic vision from the 1890s; Sylvain Maréchal
, who 'proposed a new calendar replacing the names of the Saints with those of the "benefactors of humanity" '. More inside.
posted by plep
on Oct 2, 2003 -