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As tech companies continue to help drive up the cost of rent in San Francisco and gentrification reshapes the face of its neighborhoods, photographer Alex Welsh decided to focus on those areas that have remained stagnant. His concentration is on forgotten, marginalized neighborhoods and the complicated geopolitics surrounding them, including Bayview-Hunters Point, located in southern San Francisco.
Bayview-Hunters Point is an area with extreme poverty. It was historically a blue-collar black neighborhood on the outskirts of a segregated city. Over the past 50 years, the neighborhood has suffered from high levels of pollution and now contains a superfund site. Many longtime residents have fled the area due to loss of industry, infrastructure, and increases in violence. As far back as 1963, James Baldwin documented the marginalization of the community stating, “this is the San Francisco America pretends does not exist.” In 2004, the Spike Lee film Sucker Free City used Hunters Point as a backdrop for a story on gentrification and street gangs.
They cloned sheep, a dog. They know you’re you before you know you’re you. Facebook recognizes your face pixel by pixel. And now a small niche of the Japanese robotics industry is developing human-esque robotics as a research tool to understand what it means to be “human” as technology progresses. We might offer up the following: to be human means to think, feel, emote. To breathe, to beat, to beat on. Photography Luisa Whitton’s photo series What About the Heart takes a look at the industry that is redefining just “what” it means to be a human and what it is about us that matters, versus that which is just matter. We asked Whitton a few more questions about the series.
beerburritowhiskey replied to your photo “My activity graph accurately represents my mood. Everything was going…”
Ugh, I hate that. Sorry, man. More beers/food/shows/movies/etc soon!
As a matter of fact, As soon as I get out of work tonight I’m heading to the LES to go see my friends band play. And not a moment too soon, because I could sure use a drink. I’d invite you to come along but you’re on the wrong coast. Booooooooooooo.
After dazzling our taste buds with a sriracha lollipop not too long ago, the mad candy scientists over at Lollyphile have returned with perhaps the perfect candy. The company has put together a collection of different beer lollipops to satisfy your sweet tooth and your afternoon desire for a cold beer. They come in three different flavors-IPA, Stout, and Lager-and are on sale for 50% off this week. They won’t replace that post-work beer to take the edge off, but they will fill the time between those beers nicely.
Kanzi (born October 28, 1980) is a male bonobo currently living in the United States at Georgia State University’s Language Research Center. On a recent episode of BBC’s Monkey Planet, we see Kanzi build a fire, light it using matches and proceed to toast marshmallows on it.
i hear of people who don’t live their lives in a constant state of exhaustion but i think they’re just a myth
Since 2008, Narayan Mahon has been taking photographs in the unrecognized states of Somaliland (a region of Somalia), Nagorno-Karabakh (a region of Azerbaijan), Transnistria (a region of Moldova), Northern Cyprus (a region of Cyprus), and Abkhazia (a region of Georgia), for a series called “Lands in Limbo.” Mahon, who is based in Madison, Wisconsin, is interested in what happens to these regions after they declare independence and their citizens, who often live in poverty, must redefine their cultural identity.
But the Park Service won’t tell you how to get there.
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