Atlas of Places
Infrared Infrastructure I
Geography speaks, proclaiming certain fundamental truths. It has been explained that mechanical speeds have upset regulations, which were secularly and over thousands of years in equilibrium - these speeds which have recently taken all forms, from the railway line to the radio […] The world is spread over the entire surface of the earth, from one pole to the other including these poles themselves, a world made of quarries and mines, or gigantic powers of production, of gigantic means of circulation and of transport. From quarries, mines or other sources of primary materials to this consummation of products, which will be an act of intelligent distribution, life will be born creating inhabited places, punctuating the surface of the earth, places of transformation of primary or secondary material into consumer goods […] In the first machinist stage, they were dispersed everywhere perpetrating the mess that exists. It will be more worthwhile, seeing that a century and a half of experience yields us the lesson to force ourselves to discover the principle.