Railway Track Gauge: a Material Substrate of Nostalgia and Defiance

A look at the global map of rail track gauges immediately reminds you of the current invasion of Ukraine. There is a material substrate of the putinist nostalgia of the Muscovite Empire. Far more than a purported linguistic or cultural proximity of the ex-Soviet states, this substrate of steel paves the way for geopolitical ambitions. […]

Imager l’espace vécu – Médiographie

Inspirations (exemples génériques) Livres et articles argumentés Cartographie générale Réseaux (relations, migration, transport, accessibilité) Cartographie en 3D Cartes anamorphiques (cartogrammes) Cartes mentales Voir le blogpost dédié aux cartes mentales. Analyse et visualisation de textes et de relations sématiques Infographie programmatique R et RStudio

The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John Von Neumann — a Foreword

I’ve had the pleasure to write a foreword of the French translation of Ananyo Bhattacharya‘s biography of John von Neumann, translated by Anatole Muchnik and now published by Quanto. You can read the French introduction and have a peek at the book’s first chapter (PDF). In agreement with Ananyo, here is the English translation. As […]