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Salt Lake Tribune covers the D.C. Colonist
|| 9/17/2006 || 7:45 pm || Comments Off on Salt Lake Tribune covers the D.C. Colonist || ||

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

Much of Thursday’s hearing focused on the district’s fight for representation in the House, and several people in the audience wore stickers with the number “51,” referring to their hopes to make Washington the 51st state.

One resident even donned a Revolutionary period costume, complete with tri-corner hat, to protest the district’s lack of representation. Nikolas Schiller said he wore the purple garb to “highlight the fact that D.C. residents are still living in a colony,” because they are being taxed by the government without representation.

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ABC 7 Covers the D.C. Colonist…
|| 9/16/2006 || 9:24 pm || Comments Off on ABC 7 Covers the D.C. Colonist… || ||

albeit for a brief moment outside with the largest DC flag…

it’s so annoying when they have 30 minutes of footage, but cut it down to 5 seconds. I wish I could have that footage. It’s not like the footage will be used anytime soon….Sam and his camerawoman were the only news crew to cover the antics outside two hours before the hearing began.



The DC Colonist is in a Scripts Howard wire report
|| 9/15/2006 || 12:05 am || Comments Off on The DC Colonist is in a Scripts Howard wire report || ||

I wish the Washington Post would have used the picture of me shaking Fenty’s hand…

Nikolas R. Schiller, co-chair of the D.C. Statehood Green Party, dressed as a colonist – complete with purple coat, ruffled blouse and three-cornered hat – to demonstrate how “D.C. residents are essentially colonists.”

Schiller said he considered H.R. 5388 “inherently flawed” because it did not grant representation in the Senate. “It would make residents of D.C. one-third of a citizen,” he said, “and I’d rather be 100 percent.”

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North, South, East, Westminster
|| 9/12/2006 || 11:02 am || Comments Off on North, South, East, Westminster || ||

Click on the graphic below to view the interactive flyer:

I am taking some time off from making the maps to work on this event :)



Williamsburg Quilt #2
|| 9/8/2006 || 12:16 pm || Comments Off on Williamsburg Quilt #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

View the Google Map of Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

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Williamsburg Quilt
|| 9/7/2006 || 6:11 am || Comments Off on Williamsburg Quilt || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

These maps of Williamsburg are last of the series using NYC imagery. If you’d like another location in NYC made, just ask.

View the Google Map of Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.



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Lower Manhattan Quilt #2
|| 9/6/2006 || 7:01 pm || Comments Off on Lower Manhattan Quilt #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

I had to zoom out a tad to get the circle to work out. Of course this causes a decrease in the spatial resolution of the tessellation, but since the first map of the series was made at exactly .6m, I figured I could get away with making this one a bit more abstract. Oh yeah, I decided to go with “Lower Manhattan Quilt” :) I think it geographically fits better.

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Lower Manhattan Quilt
|| 9/5/2006 || 6:50 pm || Comments Off on Lower Manhattan Quilt || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

This map turned out perfect. The swaths from the airplanes that took the original photographs create an interesting color differential around the center and the site of the World Trade Center fell directly on a seam (check the details).

View the Google Map of lower Manhattan.


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Central Park Quilt – North #2
|| || 11:01 am || Comments Off on Central Park Quilt – North #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

View the Google Map of the northern half of Central Park in New York City.



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Central Park Quilt – North
|| 9/4/2006 || 10:54 am || Comments Off on Central Park Quilt – North || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

This map will be featured on the cover of a forthcoming book by my former professor Lisa Benton-Short and her husband John Rennie-Short called “Cities & Nature” (Routledge 9/07)

View the Google Map of the northern half of Central Park in New York City.

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