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things have slowed down here for the moment. i've an essay due on Wednesday and i've some extra work, if just for the week. so if this is a bit slower right now, then that is because it is. just thought i'd drop that in for...

sound, noise. currently i am reading peter ackroyd's London, which is a big chunk of a novel about london. i am not actually sure what use it will be to me, but then it rose an interesting discussion on noise. specifically how noise in london...

quote: 'in different versions of the good city, diversity is taken to be not only an urban fact, but a principal urban value. city living is invariably held to thrive where there is a density of people and a diversity of uses. this ideal is...

quote: 'production of sound requires three things: (1) an energy source, (2) something that vibrates in response to that energy, and (3) something that propagates those vibrations into ambient space. in the case of the human body, the energy source is the lungs, the vibrator...

i found a book on sydney cafes today. it's called Where the Writers Go. Sydney Cafes. it cost me five bucks, and i found it in a bargain bin in a bookshop in blacktown. i also found a peter carey book for another fiver. book...

'half a man walks with no shadow.' (it's a line from a song.) xan walked, little slides of his tattered leather shoes along the pavement, moving slowly up. his face drawn and lined and worn like a dishcloth at the end of its days, dripping from the...

see the city through the speed of a bicycle: the blur of building, footpath and road, the air as it rushes past. if you've not ridden a bicycle for years, the first thing you notice is this: you really don't forget how to ride it. the...

quote: 'community life (comprising general or partial assemblies) does not prohibit class struggle. on the contrary. violent contrasts between wealth and poverty, conflicts between the powerful and the oppressed, do not prevent either attachment to the city nor an active contribution to the beauty of...