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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 46–53.
Published: 01 March 2014
...David L. Ulin; Joshua Comer In this article the authors explore the use of “California,” its translations, and associated phrases in the nine languages collected in the Google Books corpora since 1525. The article graphs the use across time, analyzes the data, and considers some of the reasons...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 74–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... tableau of tree, snake, and granite statue of a book marked clearly as Paradise Lost. That Smith so obviously calls visitors to John Milton s classic story of the birth of sin and sickness also demands, artistically, a fuller story of the tree in Eden being linked to the cross on Golgotha. Get above the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and their employees. While some may character- ize this moment of gentrification as more economically than racially consequential, the data on tech industry hiring points to the contrary. A whopping 94 percent of Face- book s employees are white or Asian while only 3 percent are Latino, 2 percent are...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the Case Study houses, but as a backdrop. But the city isn t a backdrop. It s the main event. It s where I eat and drink, where I buy books and watch movies, where I meet friends, and, indeed, where I actually live. The city is where things happen. The city is where I want to be. Why don t these...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 90–97.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., birth-place of Google and Apple, Mattel and Maglite, Disney, HP, and the Predatordrone. A garage is cliche´, static, earthbound, and homely. But a car it s made for motion. And a car plying a winding two-lane highway, cutting north through rolling hills and oak valleys as it makes its way into the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): iii.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Biennale. Aguilar will be the subject of a retrospective as part of LA/LA in 2017. E V E B A C H R A C H is managing editor of Boom. She has worked for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Curbed Los Angeles, Oxford University Press, and the British antipoverty organization War on Want. B A R R O N B I X L E R...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Seattle after taking futur- ism by storm with his influential blog and book Worldchanging, an eye-opening encyclopedia of the people, technologies, trends, and forces of the future at work in the world today to create a bright, green tomorrow. Steffen wanted to be closer to the future, in the state that...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
... had undertaken by trying to document the WPA s work in California and photographs bear witness to only a fraction of the work that was done by the WPA and other New Deal public works agencies. Fortunately, in his indispensable book Long-Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 62–67.
Published: 01 June 2014
... residents cannot help but create tension, especially against a background of skyrocketing housing costs and a wave of no-fault evictions. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Maps transit Google buses tech commuter shuttles commuting patterns Silicon Valley Bay Area San...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
... by the great white Google buses in the London Review of Books and elsewhere have made her an international voice for what s at risk in San Francisco and other cities in our new Gilded Age. And that has made her a lightning rod, too. Here at Boom, we wanted to step back from the byte-sized debates and...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 92–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
... [Fill in the Blank] Scum A short history DIE TECHIE SCUM it s been tagged on sidewalks in Oakland, printed onposters in the Mission, and chanted during protests at Google bus stops. Forsome, the violence of the phrase is disturbing; for others, it acts as a rallying point, crystallizing the frustration...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
... haveheard that the cool city of fog and freaks is over and done with, run over by Google buses filled with techies who have no sense of community or history. At the risk of being very unpopular, I m going to tell you this isn t quite true. The Google bus which is what people in the Bay Area call the mass...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 76–86.
Published: 01 June 2014
... many of those jobs are within San Francisco city limits, many more including those with big name behemoths like Apple and Facebook are in suburban Santa Clara County, that is, Silicon Valley. Although cities in the Valley, such as Google s home of Mountain View, have been eager to approve the construc...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 103–113.
Published: 01 June 2014
... questions about whether the tech sector can sustain current levels of expansion or if we are headed for another bust. Consulting Google, the oracle of the Internet, indicates that there is little in the way of consensus regarding the possibility of a tech boom/bust scenario playing out in the near term. The...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 3–6.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of other places, and at least twice of Kansas. Both William Allen White in his 1896 editorial and Thomas Frank in his 2004 book came to the same conclusion: the people. Specifically, the people who act time and again against their own interests, people who adhere to a narrow political line, whether...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 54–66.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Valley Stewart Brand Sim Van Der Ryn Jerry Brown dystopia utopia SB375 Google San Francisco Berkeley Wildflower mural in Un miriam greenberg What on Earth Is Sustainable? Toward critical sustainability studies Sustainability is a futuristic, even utopian, project par excellence. As with all...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
... experience Kurzweil is willing to sacrifice in exchange for a cybernetic age. Kurz- weil, notably, is as much a successful businessman as an inventor, and a regular feature of the Silicon Valley scene, though he has been based in Boston for most of his career. Google recently hired him as their director of...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the subject of books, films, and exhibitions, the camp at Tule Lake left indelible marks on Tuleans (the term for its former incarcerees) and the local community.3 Until recently, Tuleans avoided being associated publicly with it; as the camp where disloyals were sent, it was a land- scape of...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): boom.2012.2.4.fte.
Published: 01 December 2012
... daily diaries? There were certainly home-grown ways to keep one s accounts or make to-do lists in the West, so why bring heavy leather-bound books, and why keep and use them in the new place? Objects intrigue Rubén Martínez and Susan Straight. Finding the image of a nineteenth-century Mexican...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... Pelicans were decimated during the 1960s when the deadly pesticide DDT, running from farmland and lawns into the watershed and waters of the west coast, accumulated in fish, their food source. The campaign against DDT, which many people remember from Rachel Carson s book Silent Spring (1962), led to a...