“To test if we could see a day night rhythm in the utilization of IP spaces we used all ICMP records to generate a series of images that show the difference from daily average utilization per half an hour. We composed theses images to a GIF animation that clearly shows a day night rhythm. The difference between day and night is lower for US and Central Europe because of the higher number of “always on” Internet connections. Full resolution GIFs and single images are available for download here.“
#botnet last year some hacker folks mapped the largest and most comprehensive IPv4 census ever. More here…
The extrapolated size “If you added those, it would make for a total of 1.3 Billion used IP addresses“…
via Bruce Sterling
Above compiled by Rick Aschmann more info (including large scale version) here
h/t Heather Moore and Bruce Sterling
“modern rule of thumb? 15% of architecture is dedicated to circulation? Try @ nation scale: land grant rail corridors. ” via Meg Suder here
A plume of sediment at the mouth of the Elwha River. University of Washington scientists say the the largest dam removal project in U.S. history will unleash about 34 million cubic yards of sediment trapped for more than a century. (Photo by Tom Roorda)
via Yale Environment 360 here
David Pagel in a review for the LA Times wrote “the 51-year-old Japanese artist makes globalism look provincial — not quite quaint, but too limited a way of thinking about the big picture. Rather than asking visitors to see themselves as inhabiting a global village, Murakami invites us to enter a cosmic metropolis“…
Image and more info (the show runs through May 25th) via Blum & Poe here
“absolutely brilliant lecture” by Julian Raxworthy via Brian Davis aka faslanyc, here.
Mr. Raxworthy recently completed his final PhD milestone presentation at UQ in Brisbane. The dissertation is titled Glorious failure: the landscape architect in the entropic garden
. A quote “this research, three built landscape architecture case studies that were designed and managed over time are analyzed to determine the mechanisms used to encourage novelty. Gardening is proposed as a relevant model for landscape architecture to produce more novel design outcomes that gain qualities rather than lose them over time“.
Map of Religious Distribution in Belfast. Source: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
Rory Hyde recently published Design as Politics: (in) Belfast. In the post he sketches out some potential strategies, for how architecture may begin to move forward in a context, as explicitly post-conflict, as Belfast.
The strategies he proposes, though applied to Belfast, are he believes at least partially applicable anywhere and include: Comprehensive transition, Ninja move, Unsolicited architecture, Good buildings, Making mad ideas sane, Go through the wall.
He also provides a mild critique of the recent political geographic – authoritative (symptomatic of what Javier Arbona might contend is The Rise of the Darists), bent within architecture (esp: with regards to conflict/post-conflict regions). Mr. Hyde argues that architecture “is inherently propositional, and it needs to reclaim the ambition required to take the additional step. As architects stray further into political geography, the challenge going forward is to develop strategies for moving beyond analysis and into synthesis and proposition“.