professor of literature & environment (Loyola) & author of The Textual Life of Airports (Bloomsbury) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1441189688/
A baggage handler takes baggage to a waiting airplane.
Done with work for today; now off to read my colleague's new Lión translation. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0816521344
Editing the final draft of an essay called Environmentality & Air Travel Disasters. I discuss this crash & others.
Come on, seriously @Delta: on your homepage the Mac PowerBook is from 2004! That's not new enough new media.
A tunnel of options at the Traverse City airport, today.
Plan for THE END OF AIRPORTS: section 1, Airport Work; section 2, Advertising Airlines; section 3, Flight Theories
Just finished honing my essay on airport/airplane seats; it'll appear in Transformations next month. cc: @ibogost
Airplane mystery: a Citation landed at the nearby airstrip this morning. It said "Celebrate Life" on its tail.
Today we drove to Woolsey airfield in Northport, & watched powered paraglider trike flyers.
In 2006 I taught a class called Ideologies of Transport. One of my students included this pic in her final paper.
Writing about this strange airfield nearby, where the occasional private jet screams in for a landing.
"The Future is Landing at LAX"—so says this odd airport ad with a vintage 2003 Mac PowerBook, & an old flip phone.
As I settled in to my flight out of DTW last week, I thought to myself, "This is it. This is progress."
Airport sign, up in Michigan style.
Pretty airport seats in the new hexagonal gate hub in the D concourse at Louis Armstrong International.
Another great thing about the @Patagonia MLC bag: you can fit TWO in an overhead bin of a CRJ. Brilliant.
My airport toddler did pretty well yesterday. No freak outs. No meltdowns. Napped during the long flight. Whew!
Last time we flew he was just a squirt who barely said a peep. This time he'll probably have a skirmish with TSA.
Sometimes when looking out a plane's window during takeoff, I just think #ooo...wow.
Brad Pitt, Airplane Reading
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