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i just finished reading victor burgin's Some Cities. it's a book of photography and prose, though the prose mainly seems to deal with burgin's rambling thoughts on his childhood, on cities his visited, and the film and novel Vertigo (the book has a french title, but...

on the train yesterday, someone had stuck up pieces of paper over the non smoking sign. you could almost miss them, these small notices campaigning against the terrorism of israel (as it said), and offering an email address to write too and get involved. i wish...

quote: 'totalizing visions, attractive though they may be, can never capture all the meanings and significations of the urban when the landscape is critically read and envisioned as a fulsome geographical text. there are too many auteurs to identify, the literalite (materiality?) of the manufactured...

Risk, alan white's second film, and set in the middle of big business in sydney. (though as i watch it, the delightfully attractive claudia karvan is taking the innocent country boy hero out to the beach. ah. such as shame what the tv show has done...

one thing i forgot to add about the mormons. i asked them about September the 11th, and the 20 month elder said, 'yeah, it made me want to go back home and join the army.' hmm. i won't say anything about religion and forgiveness....

two mormons walked up to my door today. clean cut, blonde haired boys come out from salt lake city to sydney, and up to my front door as others have done before. i've done all sorts of things in reply: told jokes to offend (mainly...

is television a dialogue for people? does it form a cultural voice in which people are explained through? well, yeah. lovely pompous beginning, but yes. television is, sadly, quite important to the dialogue of a community. many is the way in which people (especially poorer areas)...

john birmingham's Leviathan and another essay of his that i read, both which deal with sydney (mainly the history of the place), both present this image of sydney as a violent, dark, horrible seething place of corruption. he writes, in his essay 'the more things change',...

been having a thought about this thing which might do to be written somewhere. why not, huh? i've been reading Postmodern Geographies by soja, and, in it, he is talking about how previous geographical work of a social level (in relation to spatial areas) were linked...