Big Thinker Andrew Shears Has a TV Show for Every State
Last week, Big Think blogger Frank Jacobs featured "The United States of Movies," on his blog Strange Maps. The map, originally posted Reddit, assigned a movie to every U.S. state and generated plenty of online buzz.
Today Big Think commenter Andrew Shears responded with a similar map assigning a TV show to every state on his blog, Thinking Pseudogeographically. As Huffington Post points out, this map may have the potential to start an lively debate, depending on how many people agree with Shears' interpretation. We welcome your comments on your state's show. Thanks for contributing Andrew!
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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