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July 2011 Blog Posts (8)

The Tragedy of the Aral Sea

What a horrific site, watching the great empty desert from what used to be the banks of the Aral Sea in Aralsk. A city that used to be a fishing port and harbour city. One of those places in the world where the consequences of some of our environmental interventions such as irrigation, manifests… Continue

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Arrival Almaty

After arriving in Almaty we knew there was only limited time to get to the station in order to jump on our 33 hour trainride to the Aral sea... due to some flight delay we missed this connection. Hoping to catch the train at the next station we…

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Kiev transit to Astana

Before heading to the airport we had some time left in Kiev (preparing for European Footbal championship 2012) which we used for…

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Back from Kazach Desert

Sorry guys, it's been a while. There seems not to be a huge market for bringing WiFi to the Kazache desert. So I owe you an update on the Unknown Fields mission. After some inspiring presentations from Nelly Ben Hayoun and Regina Peldszus Clive presented a few Probes…

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Travel Blog

Here is an additional link to a blog that is being updated by Chris from…

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The Unlivable City of Pripyat

 

During our last two days in the exclusion zone we visited Pripyat, the atomic city of tomorrow. The city was build in 1970 by Moscow architects led by Nicolay Ostozhenko in order to house workers of the Chernobyl…

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Kiev Arrival

Today we arrived at Kiev, which is an amazing city with some bizarre (post)communist architecture. While on a short bus drive from the airport to the hotel, I got a glimpse of Corbusier like urban planning... Ukranian style. In the hotel we joined with Jack and Clive and got a…

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From the Atomic to the Cosmic

Today the Cernobyl-Baikonour mission kicked off with an extensive symposium, with a nice line-up of speakers:…

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