February 9, 2007

Violent geographies

Filed under: politics, public geographies, Surveillance — ubikcan @ 1:29 pm

New book:

It includes a remarkable chapter by Trevor Paglen, a geographer at Berkeley. I’ve mentioned him before because he is one of the few people working on covert military operations (eg flights of rendition).

Paglen here talks about Groom Lake a place that both does and doesn’t exist (it’s not on any maps, but you can be arrested for crossing into it or even taking pictures of it).

Groom Lake expedition, 2005

NB: Just as this book was coming out, its co-editor, Allan Pred died. A commemoration appears here.


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