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A while back I published a post about Emotional Geography. I never really did anything with it, but as online maps have swept the imagination since then, I've often lamented how narrow map-thinking has become.
We have hundreds of useful, interesting applications that use great new map technology, but I can't help but think that it's made us a bit smaller in considering what space is, and thinking about how places make (made) us feel.
We're a lot better at knowing how to get from here to there, but there's got to be more.
Recently I've gotten a bunch of emails and had some conversations with geographers about the concept of emotional geography. It seems that it has become a robust line of thinking and my post ranks high for the term on search engines. So I've resurrected my old URL as a new place to hold some thinking. Here's EmotionalGeography.com.
My brother Patrick and I write Bulls section of the Sports in Five column for Gapers Block.
(CBS/AP) A new U.S. intelligence review concluding Iran stopped developing an atomic weapons program in 2003 is a "declaration of victory" for the Islamic republic's nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday.
The U.S. intelligence report released Monday concluded that Iran had stopped its weapons program in late 2003 and shown no signs since of resuming it, representing a sharp turnaround from a previous intelligence assessment in 2005.
"This is a declaration of victory for the Iranian nation against the world powers over the nuclear issue," Ahmadinejad told thousands of people during a visit to Ilam province in western Iran.
"This was a final shot to those who, in the past several years, spread a sense of threat and concern in the world through lies of nuclear weapons ... Thanks to your resistance, a fatal shot was fired at the dreams of ill-wishers and the truthfulness of the Iranian nation was once again proved by the ill-wishers themselves," Ahmadinejad said, drawing celebratory whistles from the crowd.