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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2016
... distant a memory and summer s full force has yet to arrive. Whether you take an organized tour from a local historical society or preservation group, or follow a self-guided tour published online, guided walking tours can dramatically change the way you read the urban landscape. Best of all, they can be...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2015
... sociologist of science and technology at Princeton Univer-sity, goes inside the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, managed by Caltech in Pasadena, and other Mars rover research labs to craft a detailed ethnography of how our understanding of a distant planet is drawn from data. By drawing Vertesi doesn t...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 4–11.
Published: 01 June 2015
... need to originate in a distant past and travel through time, surviving its vicissitudes. They arrive in the present carrying their baggage of images of places gone or altered. Only then do we consider what they contain to be history. This is very odd. Consider a photograph of an old man. It can count...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2015
... de Portola` gave the river its European name. Like Watkins and other nineteenth-century photogra- phers who captured the beauty of a once-distant California, Kolster has been on his own expeditions. But instead of going to the great out there, he has traveled to the great nearby, photographing places...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 48–49.
Published: 01 March 2015
... on the world stage in 1915. We can find traces, hear echoes, read how history rhymes, for better and for worse, down to our own days. This past is a not so distant mirror. Often it is uncomfortably close. Take a look. B BOOM | S PR I NG 2015 49 BOOM: The Journal of California, Vol. 5, Number 1, pps...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... they re very, very young, at this point. Steffen: Our landscape of the future has foreshortened as the baby boomers have gotten older. People treat 2050 as this distant, unknowable world. Boom: But many people who are forty today will be alive then. Steffen: Absolutely. In fact, 1970 is farther away...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 102–106.
Published: 01 December 2014
... casually. One minute so distant. The next minute, there he was, walking in the door to our house in Tahoe, bringing with him a piney freshness from the lake, dressed in a flannel shirt, and ready for a martini. I spent many years picturing that dense and confusing foreign world of Chris s. In those same...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 113–121.
Published: 01 September 2014
... brightly colored sea slugs, and the diabolically clever octopus. Offshore, otter dipped through the kelp and sea lions brayed from a distant islet. A few days earlier on Catalina Island, we broke free of the thin intertidal zone, slipping out to sea on borrowed kayaks. We could look down twenty feet into...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 46–53.
Published: 01 March 2014
... additional graphs comparing the use of Los Angeles to San Francisco and Northern California to Southern California since 1800. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Analysis California corpus analysis Google Books language distant reading literature david l. ulin and...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 March 2014
... 7,000 miles distant through static and het- erodynes, through fading and hash Stuart told a United China Relief sponsor.10 By 1941, as war between the United States and Japan neared, the Federal Communication Commission s Foreign Broadcast Monitoring Service set up its own network of listening posts...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
... experi- ments in urban living serve as laboratories for near-term development, the region is also a visual and narrative short- hand for distant, alternative, and ideal futures. The twin giants of popular sci-fi, Star Trek and Star Wars, both used Northern California as a location for the headquarters of...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
... developed scenario-planning and game theory techniques with direct application to the Cold War. Even more ambitiously, his RAND colleague, the mathematician Olaf Helmer, sought to extend customary planning hori- zons into a more distant future3 Helmer, along with other members of RAND, developed a method...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 38–49.
Published: 01 September 2013
... combines the nearby pastoral with the distant sublime, an organization of pictorial space that has been used in painting since the sixteenth century. The photograph betrays no direct evidence of technology; the only obvious traces of human tinkering are the cleared pasture and the unnaturally rigorous...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 72–81.
Published: 01 July 2013
... conscious efforts to reach people who listened to music more often than they read books writer and critic Thulani Davis remembers, with their sounds, tones, cries, songs even noises invoking recent and distant people and events6 Along with this concern for writing style, however, these Third World...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 52–71.
Published: 01 July 2013
... fighting the development explained, One day we got these flyers on the door announcing a workshop to discuss redevelopment of the golf course. I couldn t believe what I was reading. I was shocked. I asked some neighbors and they were just as clueless as I was Talk began to circulate through the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 May 2013
... veterans, and have been the living and working environments of generations of area residents to follow. I noticed that pilgrimages to the site by Japanese Americans draw larger numbers even as time grows distant from the incarceration event. I wanted to flesh out the nuances of Tule Lake s story, to...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 87–95.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Mountain, and Ulysses, but reading those books, which were assigned in literature classes at college, felt like entering distant cultures unlike my own. With Chandler, I experienced something very different. Reading The High Window was like wandering in a world simultaneously familiar and strange. All of...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 8–13.
Published: 01 December 2012
... was at hand. They were brought along with commitment and conviction, carrying as much weight as a cherished tea set or family Bible. Published and printed in distant cities such as Boston and New York and containing features keyed to those locales, the daily planner allowed migrants to maintain ties...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... landscapes of distant charms that, over time, turn monotonous. An outdoor ad s piercing squeal results from its compulsion to overcome our studied inclination not to look at it. Animal images and, more recently, wrapped buses, have been successful industry techniques, their incongruity with other urban...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 72–79.
Published: 01 August 2011
... relatively small resident farmers to the post-Civil War reconfiguration of farmwork into a form of wage labor paid by distant corporate owners of land and equipment. The corporate ownership/wage labor model has come to dominate our agricultural landscape so thoroughly that most middle-class Californians...