Colonizability of Africa
A map by cartographer John George Bartholomew (1860-1920)
The pink: Healthy colonizable Africa, where European races may be expected to become in time the prevailing type, where essentially European states may be formed.
The yellow: Fairly healthy Africa: but where unfavourable conditions of soil or water supply, or the prior establishment of warlike or enlightened native races or other causes, may effectually prevent European colonization.
The gray: Unhealthy but exploitable Africa: impossible for European colonizaiton but for the most part of the great commercial value and inhabited by fairly docile, governable races; the Africa of the trader and planter and of despotic European control
The brown: Extremely unhealthy Africa
Pretty remarkable roster, especially for 1988!
One from the archives in honor of the latest the latest Modern Art Notes Podcast with Carrie Mae Weems.
Inserts appeared as a supplement to the The New York Times on Sunday, May 22, 1988, in some papers distributed in Lower Manhattan and the Williamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick area of Brooklyn. Read more about the 1988 project featuring Weems, Mike Glier, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Spero, Nancy Linn, Hans Haacke, Richard Prince, and Louise Lawler.
Xu Bing in front of his epic animation “The Character of Characters,” in our #calligraphy show. It’s amazing. (Taken with Instagram)
Love this! The Asian Art Museum is also hosting this fabulous event tomorrow night featuring Xu Bing and Jerry Yang in conversation — check it out if you can!
“Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up,” they write. “The real hero is already home because she figured out a faster way to get things done.” In other words, the goal should never be more hours but quality output.
Anders Ericsson studied the best violinists in the world to figure out how they became the best. He determined that the pathway to success in any field is dedication over a significant time period. His work inspired Gladwell’s book Outliers, which famously identified the 10,000-hours principle—the amount of time you need to practice to become the top 1 percent in your field. What the story left out was how much time these violists spent not playing the violin. On average, these masters practiced in 90-minute spurts, three times a week, and slept 8.6 hours a day. That doesn’t sound anything like the average entrepreneur’s schedule, but maybe it should, because both entrepreneurs and violinists need to be competitive and creative.