Tokyo’s subway system is arguably one of the most complex in the world. The map itself can be an immediate turn-off for any unfamiliarized straphangar. But exactly how do all these lines run underground, overlapping as they carry hundreds of thousands of passengers each day?
Tokyo University graduate student Takatsugu Kuriyama decided to answer that question be recreating an accurate three-dimensional model of Tokyo’s lifeline by using multi-colored tubes strung with wire. Different color liquids pulsate throughout all 18 lines, creating a staggering picture of what goes on below the streets of Tokyo every day.
WOAH this makes me want to go back to Tokyo even more
Guess this had to happen
“…what I really want to do with my life it to get closer to the shaping of the connected world. For me that means getting deeper into the shaping of products and services, showing people the life-enhancing potential of technology, and helping to get those things into peoples’ hands.”
The entire post is well worth reading too. It’s here.
Watching Mets v Phillies yesterday I realized that there were way too many red P’s in my daily life for me to handle.
Happened to see this review of the book “When General Grant Expelled the Jews”, by Jonathan Sarna, (who oddly enough I went to college with).
The book tells the true, hardly-ever-been-told Passover-like story of Grant’s expulsion of the Jewish community of Paducah KY during the civil war, but what I really caught my eye is Grant’s reason for why it became a story in the first place. According to Grant the order:
“would never have been issued if it had not been telegraphed the moment it was penned, and without reflection.”
If he had only taken a moment and thought before hitting send…