Freidrich in His Studio, by Kersting


Georg Freidrich Kersting.
Casper David Freidrich in His Studio - 1819
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rooms With a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century - 2011

Earthquake Maps

Maps of the Earthquake:


PEAK VELOCITY IN CENTIMETERS PER SECOND (courtesy USGS)

Peak Ground Velocity Image


EARTHQUAKE LOCATIONS IN THE LAST DECADE (courtesy USGS)

Historic Seismicity


INTENSITY MAY (courtesy USGS)

City map


GEOLOGY OF THE PIEDMONT (courtesy The College of William and Mary)

Terranes of the Virginia Piedmont



ESTIMATED LOSS OF LIFE (courtesy USGS)

Fatality Alert Level: GREEN



ESTIMATED ECONOMIC LOSS (courtesy USGS)

Economic Alert Level: GREEN



POPULATION EXPOSURE PER SQUARE MILE (courtesy USGS)

Population Exposure Map

Earthquake!

We just felt the shockwave from the Virginia earthquake here in NY. Almost a 6.0, the force was string enough to have the entire second floor WFM TriBeCa cafe shaking and send the dining public scampering.

Proper info from the USGS. Here

From the BBC "Smuggling drives Gaza's building boom"

This article by Jon Donnison was featured today on the BBC.  Have a quick read if you have the opportunity.


"I didn't have a job for four years because of Israel's blockade. Now I've got more work than I can handle," smiles Musla Embayed a chunky-looking builder, with a vice-like handshake."  [FULL ARTICLE]

BBC News, Gaza City





Coming Today! BMW GUGGENHEIM LAB

Later today I, along with thousands of other New Yorkers will be heading to the new temporary Guggenheim Laboratory   Sponsored by BMW, the pavilion opens today at 1pm and will be on display through 16 October.

Atelier Bow-Wow of Japan has designed the carbon fiber structure that contains the museum.  Later today I will be posting full coverage of the structure, its museum contents, and the series of surrounding programs.

In the interval, please check out the project site and plan your visit!

Changes

Following months of stasis and investigation, Jargon is happy to report that we will be returning to new content and features in the imminent future.

Thank you for your patience during this break and stay tuned for much more to come.

Sincerely,
Mr. Grey