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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft This essay examines the history of futurism and the appeal and difficulty of predicting the future. It considers the difference between the Cold War-era futurism of making predictions and the more contemporary style of shaping and building the future piece by piece. © 2014...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 106–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Annalee Newitz This short essay accompanies a gallery of six representations of possible California futures chosen by Annalee Newitz, editor of Gizmodo . The gallery includes a dystopian hellhole of scarcity and labor exploitation, a sustainable civilization of green urban designs, an Aztec...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... presence in this California city, and then interrogate how they can continue to play a part in its future. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 murals San Francisco Mission District Latinos gentrification lori a. flores Seeing Through Murals The future of Latino San...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jonathan Crisman Urban Humanities is emerging as a set of academic programs, scholarly approaches, and research agendas. Employing the conceptual tool “immanent speculation” this essay sets forth a proposal for practicing an inherently unknowable future in order to create the conditions for that...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 22–31.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of California 2016 California State Health Care Facility Pelican Bay State Prison secure housing units solitary confinement prison health care Brown v Plata jonathan simon California s New Carceral Logic Health care, confinement, and the future of imprisonment California s newest prison...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Nate Berg This article examines the history and future of freeway design, tracking its evolution from early parkways to the Interstate Highway System to the potential freeways to come. A mix of infrastructure, architecture and landscape, freeways have had an indelible impact on urban development...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Aris Janigian Fresno is moving beyond its agriculture roots, transforming itself from the inside out, taking strands from its past, present, and future to build a new kind of California urbanism. The city has the bones upon which to construct an appealingly Californian city, but more importantly...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 44–53.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 2015 megachurches American evangelicals Mariners Orange County Mavuno Kenyan evangelicals Kent Beshore Laurie Beshore Christian Mungai Kenya Orange County jim hinch A New African Revival Comes to Orange County The postcolonial cosmopolitan future of evangelism Saturday mornings, as the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... present, preventing the changes needed to ensure that the California dream continues to evolve. The irony is that how we think about the future is a big part of the problem. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Futurism poverty California dream technology space frontiers...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Gustavo Arellano In this essay, humorist Gustavo Arellano looks at the past and present state of relations between Asians and Latinos in California to offer a glimpse of the future for Californians in the Pacific world. He suggests that foreign investment from Latin America and Asia will...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 4–27.
Published: 01 September 2014
... designed to provide an understanding of the complexity and diversity of California ecosystems, to help explain how landscapes worked, to track persistence and change, and to identify potential future scenarios. The changes made evident when the maps are compared remind us of the enormous power we have to...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 94–102.
Published: 01 June 2014
... boom and bust from 1999 to 2000. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Gentrification protest Manhattanization redevelopment housing rent control dot-com boom chris carlsson Shaping the City from Below San Francisco s history offers lessons for the future San...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Kristin Miller This article contemplates the way Northern and Southern California have been used in science fiction films since the 1970s. Continuing a trend the author traces to the 1940s novels Earth Abides and Ape and Essence , Northern California represents possible utopian futures while...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... This article presents short interviews with ten professors in the University of California system and the University of Southern California about the future of California. The topics discussed are: the university, politics, the prison system, transportation, nature, Hollywood, wine, family and the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 67–72.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Hugh Hart California faces major challenges adapting to and mitigating climate change. This article examines two scenarios for the future of the state’s responses to climate change and argues that the state’s history of innovation suggests a viable path ahead. © 2014 by the Regents of the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 3–11.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Kim Stanley Robinson Boom interviews prolific science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson about writing, California, and the future. Topics of discussion include utopian and dystopian visions of the state, the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento Delta, the Orange County of Robinson’s youth, how...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 79–84.
Published: 01 December 2013
... California 2014 Vatican II humanism humanities science art communication new media scholarly communication universities Silicon Valley abby smith rumsey Face the People and Speak On the future of expertise and public conversations Editor s Note: We asked Abby Smith Rumsey, an expert on...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 68–77.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Aqueducts. Whereas William Mulholland convinced Angelenos in 1905 to pay for the aqueduct for the benefit of future residents, modern California voters are more likely to insist infrastructure is paid for with a mix of public and private investment, or solely by its end users. Hiltzik argues California’s...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 37–54.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of California is completely reversed, yet adherence to the old narratives blocks recognition of the path to a brighter future. © 2012 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
... his big project “The Third Los Angeles.” Like no other critic in the land, Hawthorne has grasped the challenge of telling the story of a great city-its past, present, and future-while playing a prominent role in shaping the city's vision of itself, intellectually, creatively, and pragmatically...