Tuesday, 28 April 2020

texarkana mayorate or major metros task force

Via Boing Boing, we are introduced to the work of artist and activist Alfred Twu who has been carefully charting coordination efforts among the US states (see previously) for regional responses for a controlled, graduated reopening of schools, businesses and civic life once the risks of relapse have subsided—absent a national strategy—and generating these maps that document the changes, which not so long ago would have been confused with the plot of the dystopian fantasy A Canticle for Leibowitz or war-gaming the next civil war.
Twu’s research and appraisal of an evolving and consequential situation is an admirable one and certainly deserves further study and illustrates that decisions, with or without pressure external and internal, are not easy ones but it also speaks to the terrifying balkanization of America and the legacy of the ideological divides.