Posts From SCOPE

Abstracting the particular

A graphic designer by trade, Delhi-based Sanjay Nanda is also a photographer of uncommon artistic vision. Fascinated by the interplay of colour, texture, and light, much of Nanda’s work focuses on the composition of abstract images found hiding in the

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Keep your friends close — but not too close

The longstanding myth of rational financial markets continues to be eroded by research into the behaviour of actual investors. In a recent study conducted by academics at IESE, the London School of Economics, and the University of Essex, it is

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Our grandchildren’s debt

Photographer and environmental activist J Henry Fair’s beautiful and unsettling work graced the pages of our Interloc conversation way back in SCOPE Issue 1 (go see), and so we’re happy to pass on the news that he was recently asked

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A world of icons, not alphabets

Reviving a dead language is not normally a recommended practice in communications: road signs in Latin (say, NON DEXTER VICISSIM instead of “No Right Turn”) are certain to cause more accidents than not, and billboards written in runic Old Norse

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Ron Eady’s enigmatic encaustics: March 1 to 4

Encaustic artist (and SCOPE contributor) Ron Eady will be exhibiting in Toronto from Thursday to Sunday (March 1 to 4) as part of the 200-artist extravaganza that is The Artist Project, held in the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place.

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Before corporations were people

The protection of corporate “speech” has been a contentious subject in the United States, most recently so in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision of 2010, in which the U.S. Supreme Court used the First Amendment to prohibit

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Marguerita + ping pong

SCOPE readers in the NYC area will want to mark their calendars for next Friday the 24th, 7.00-10.00pm, which is the opening reception for a solo exhibition by renowned illustrator, artist, and sculptor Marguerita Bornstein. The exhibition is hosted by

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Gettin’ across

New Zealand is getting closer to building the final link in a regional walking and cycling network that has been split by the lack of a route across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge. Copeland Associates Architects were commissioned last year to design

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North Korea’s opportunity, South Korea’s long moment

Although most eyes are focused on Iran and Syria as the highest-risk areas for military conflict in the near term, North Korea remains worryingly close to the center of war planners’ desks. While the possession (and feared proliferation) of nuclear

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Our hopes, in limpid pastel

It is hard to pin down a mental image of what the intangible world of aspirations might look like for any one person — much less for a whole class or a country — but the airy and blossomed sky-houses

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Getting out the vote

We’re big fans around here of doing our bit to promote SCOPE contributors, but since we haven’t yet featured this particular band in the magazine or blog, consider this a garden-variety inverse post hoc contributor promo. In other words, we

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A revolutionary/counter-revolutionary phrase book

Almost one year on from the start of the protests that would end up toppling the regime of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, a vocabulary of dissent, revolution, and counter-revolution has evolved, with each new label carrying a mixed payload of

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