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maxwellmixtapes:

this exposes all the inane self-righteousness of academia

nationalpost:

‘Modern explorer’ Adam Shoalts’ waterfalls discovery disputed by aboriginal leaders
The “modern explorer” who traveled alone to the Hudson Bay lowlands to collect data on a series of previously undocumented waterfalls returned home last week to the applause of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, which has celebrated Adam Shoalts for his rare accomplishment of changing the Canadian map.

But since news of his discovery catapulted him into the national spotlight late last month, a small chorus of aboriginal leaders and elderly canoe enthusiasts have been dissecting his claim, suggesting they had traversed the 107-kilometre Again River that straddles the northern border between Ontario and Quebec long before Mr. Shoalts was born.

The 27-year-old had expected as much.

“Every single explorer I’ve studied in history faces claims that someone else found it first,” said Mr. Shoalts, a PhD candidate in history at McMaster University. “That’s why, to me, documentation is so crucial that I was willing to do the river twice.” (Photos: Courtesy: Adam Shoalts)

sank0farecords

maxwellmixtapes:

this exposes all the inane self-righteousness of academia

nationalpost:

‘Modern explorer’ Adam Shoalts’ waterfalls discovery disputed by aboriginal leaders
The “modern explorer” who traveled alone to the Hudson Bay lowlands to collect data on a series of previously undocumented waterfalls returned home last week to the applause of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, which has celebrated Adam Shoalts for his rare accomplishment of changing the Canadian map.

But since news of his discovery catapulted him into the national spotlight late last month, a small chorus of aboriginal leaders and elderly canoe enthusiasts have been dissecting his claim, suggesting they had traversed the 107-kilometre Again River that straddles the northern border between Ontario and Quebec long before Mr. Shoalts was born.

The 27-year-old had expected as much.

“Every single explorer I’ve studied in history faces claims that someone else found it first,” said Mr. Shoalts, a PhD candidate in history at McMaster University. “That’s why, to me, documentation is so crucial that I was willing to do the river twice.” (Photos: Courtesy: Adam Shoalts)

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myampgoesto11:

My Amp Goes To 11 Artist Submission: Matteo Procaccioli Microcities

Microcities is Matteo Procaccioli’s most recent project, and it completely changes perspective by choosing what’s known as the bird’s eye view. Observed from above, the cities take on a different aspect in which the buildings dominate, enabling the viewer to understand the rational geometry that characterizes them, their relationship with the surrounding countryside, and to see the wide streets or the rivers running through them. It is not important that we should recognize the places, as each of them represents a type that could be attributed to many other ones. Instead, the photography here is a means to let our eyes wander at will as if they had wings, but also to give full rein to our imagination, as we naturally try to envisage the life happening down there, in the labyrinth of streets, in those squares and those parks where we are unable to make out the details.

Many thanks to Matteo Procaccioli for contributing to this blog