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Up on the Mountains
John All talks about his experiences with mountain climbing, mainly in the Andes. He talks about the various samples he takes while climbing, the relationship between mountain climbing and scientific research, and the deterioration of the peaks due to global warming.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 25, 2013.
The Miami Rail
BY HUNTER BRAITHWAITE
@ VOL 22
ON JUL 30, 2013
Hunter Braithwaite introduces The Miami Rail, an art newspaper inspired by The Brooklyn Rail. The Brooklyn Rail is a newspaper that New Yorkers can read while on their daily train commute. It is passed between riders as they board and disembark the train. The Miami Rail has brought this unique idea to Miami.
BY REMY KROESE
@ VOL 24
ON DEC 09, 2014
The 'Dear Hunter' are architects, but they are different from any other architect office. They're not striving for buildings: they're after the experience of people like you and me, regarding our surroundings. Their philosophy is based on techniques of the hunt.
Hunting transforms all our senses and makes us extremely aware of our surroundings. Through various hunting techniques they don’t hunt deer, but the dearest thing to man: subjective values within the human environment, personals spatial experiences and perception. They gather this information to use it in the fields of architecture, design and urban planning.
Changing of the cables on Table Mountain
BY GARY HIRSON
@ VOL 48
ON MAY 08, 2018
Every year Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company shuts down for their annual maintenance. Every 4 years the cables that haul the cable cars up and down are changed. Every 6 years the cable cars are completely stripped and refurbished, and every 12 years the cable on which the cars run are re-tensioned.
Since 2005 Gary Hirson has been the only photographer commissioned to photograph this engineering feat. Mid-winter cape weather and tight timelines add to the stresses of completing the task at hand, which has to be completed on time. Local artisans and Swiss engineers work side-by-side to ensure safe passage for future tourists.