☛ Radiation and man by the Canadian Nuclear Association, 1972, p. 26. Scanned and made available online by Ethan Persoff. I first spotted this diagrammatic of a nuclear power plant via Modcult. • • • I remember I first heard about what would soon be known as the Tōhoku earthquake early in the day on […]
Natural disaster and terrorism define the poles of disaster. In between stretches a continuum of disaster, a plenum of frightful events of infinite variety, at every scale, coming one after the other in an endless series. […] An association is established between “natural disaster” and “national security threat” […] Tendencies such as these blur the […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on April 19, 2011 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: affect, chaos, disaster, ecology, fear, Fukushima, Massumi, media, military, nature, Politic, representation, terrorism
☛ Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa, 1950, 00:05:00. The four frames above are from the restored version (2008). “War, earthquake, winds, fire, famine, the plague. Year after year it’s been nothing but disasters.” Akira Kurosawa explains Rashomon to his assistant directors: However, one day just before the shooting was to start, the three assistant directors Daiei […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on April 3, 2011 ― Published in Art, Communication, Movies | Tagged: catastrophe, chaos, community, destruction, disaster, earthquake, Fukushima, Kurosawa, murder, order, violence
☛ The New Yorker: “Dark Spring” cover by Christoph Niemann, March 28th, 2011. © Condé Nast, 2011. See the cover on Christoph Niemann official website.