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A Big Little Idea Called Legibility
"The big mistake in this pattern of [the authoritarian high-modernist recipe for] failure is projecting your subjective lack of comprehension onto the object you are looking at, as 'irrationality.' We make this mistake because we are tempted by a desire for legibility."
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"the all-seeing statist eye in the sky"
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"The reason the formula is generally dangerous... is that it does not operate by a thoughtful consideration of local/global tradeoffs, but through the imposition of a singular view as 'best for all' in a pseudo-scientific sense."
venkatesh_rao  ribbonfarm.com  2010  2010s  james_c_scott  blog  organization  failure  reality  society  philosophy  order  utopia  power  nature  control  government  nomad  gypsy  mainstream  map  structure  germany  metaphor  simple  eye  psychology  anxiety  steven_johnson  brain  pattern  name  philippines  vision  reform  city  urban_planning  book  review  caste  architecture 
march 2017 by cluebucket
new wave country - YouTube
via John G <3

ha a comment I understood -- "Gott, ist das scheiße!!"
tex_haper  country  new_wave  pop  germany  german  teleprompter  dance  awkward  video  youtube  music  pv  funny 
december 2016 by cluebucket
Lou Andreas-Salomé - Wikipedia
"The neutrality of this article is disputed."

can't tell if I'd have really enjoyed her company or been irked? guess I'd better read!
salomé  lou_andreas-salomé  writer  psychology  psychoanalysis  sigmund_freud  rainer_maria_rilke  germany  history  biography  wiki  wikipedia  friedrich_nietzsche  russia 
december 2016 by cluebucket
German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too - The New York Times
“You see how the thick branches point away from each other? That’s so they don’t block their buddy’s light.”

He felled old trees and sprayed logs with insecticides... "I thought, 'What am I doing? I'm making everything kaput.'"
germany  peter_wohlleben  2016  2010s  tree  plant  beech  sally_mcgrane  nytimes  forest  ranger  author  book  life  biology  science  hidden_life  nonfiction  mythology  behavior  forestry  nature 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Stammtisch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"In the United States a group of regulars (such as in the T.V. series Cheers) would be a close equivalent"
Stammtisch  german  word  expression  wiki  wikipedia  meeting  society  germany  tertulia 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Kaffeeform | Coffee Recycling Products
still can't see whether these cups can become coffee again? but cool
kaffeeform  kaffeeform.com  cup  recycle  coffee  drink  container  germany  italy  invention  2009  2000s  2010s 
june 2015 by cluebucket
25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World | Business Insider
"Scandinavians often have entrenched opinions that they have formulated “in the long dark nights,” though they are reasonable conversationalists. Swedes often have the most wide-ranging discussions, Finns tend to value concision, and most Norwegians fall somewhere in between."
businessinsider  communication  infographic  chart  culture  country  language  linguistics  style  speech  conversation  richard_d_lewis  linguist  america  canada  england  france  italy  germany  english  china  hong_kong  israel  india  switzerland  singapore  indonesia  hungary  finland  bulgaria  norway  denmark  turkey  poland  spain  sweden  netherlands  stereotype  2010s  research 
april 2014 by cluebucket
Blurry in Germany Transcript - On The Media
"NIMBY" - not in my backyard

"In a country where hanging out in the park naked is a weekend pastime, Germany has recently made international headlines for its virtual prudishness."
2010  onthemedia  google  germany  privacy  calvinism  nazism  2011  2010s  street  data  blur  home  map  michael_bernstein  whattheinternetknowsaboutyou  internet  lutheran  big_brother  joachim_savelsbrg  james_whitman  alexander_dix  garrett_arung  carolyn_geller  culture  suspicion  rights  21st_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket

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