Looking at these photos again… I’d love to be back in Norway again.
I was digging through some old journal entries today, and I found this study that I had written up while in Europe, after I had just hitchhiked somewhere.
Today I thought of an interesting study that could be performed at home.
Action: hitchhike the corridor between Morden and Winkler.
Parameters: both a weekday and weekend, both directions. perhaps performed over several weeks.
Observations: spend driving time asking a series of questions. perhaps record the conversation, or take notes.
- categorise the person; age, gender, job, family (single, kids, etc)
- observe their vehicle
- examine the upkeep of the interior/exterior of the vehicle
- observe driving habits
- inquire about carpooling
- inquire about hitchhiking
- public transportation- would it be useful or cost-effective
- work- what are their hours, start/end times, etc
- other passengers?
Results: compose a report examining the demographics of people in this area who are likely to pick up a hitchhiker. are they inclined to help a stranger? compare this to their individual opinion of carpooling (relationships with friends/colleagues vs. strangers). is public transit a good idea? what is the most common start and end of the workday for people who commute?
A similar study could be conducted on PTH32. Recently, the issue of dividing the highway has resurfaced as a political agenda and popular issue. There is certainly a high volume of vehicles, but what is the number of actual people? Are these mostly one person to each car? Could this volume be reduced significantly by carpooling, or a transit system? Co-operative taxi are effective in many places around the world; would it be feasible to start a co-op transit company?
A series of posters for the theoretical movie festival Bitmap: Films of 1983. We were given about three black and white images per poster and could only use one per poster. All posters needed to be based on the same grid. Made for my Typography course at Red River College.
My business partner makes good looking stuff. Well done Jon.
American bison charge through heavy snow in Yellowstone National Park, November 1967.Photograph by William Albert Allard, National Geographic
Would love to see this…
A hike in the valley with my lovely wife @ktsud #vscocam
“Just do the work and be present. Find enjoyment in the actual work, not the results… The point is to focus on the process itself. The doing. Find joy there and the productivity will take care of itself.”
Sutherland Falls thunders down a 1,904-foot drop from Lake Quill in New Zealand, January 1972.Photograph by James L. Amos, National Geographic
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Lee Johnson (left) lets his friends handle his pony Gypsy, which he keeps in a stable behind his home in the Clondalkin district of Dublin, Ireland, April 1994.Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic
A raft rests peacefully on Switzerland’s Lake Thun, September 1985.
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic
A bright orange river of sparks from a campfire cascades from a high cliff in Yosemite National Park, May 1958.
Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic