First there was Wired Magazine‘s national security blog, Danger Room. Then there was Danger Room‘s senior reporter, Sharon Weinberger, who’s got her own website. Then there was Subtopia: A Field Guide to Military Urbanism, which is listed in the "Underground Sources" section of Weinberger’s right-hand navigation menu. That was the path that took me to it; Subtopia’s latest entry, "’Block D’ Enters the Pantheon of GWOT Space" is fascinating. Bryan Finoki, who pens Subtopia, refers to a "nebulous pantheon of war space"; "less formal territories of roving cars and disguised suicide bombers that lurk below the surface of the Middle East like a kind of unpredictable predacious root system"; "geospatial domains of ominous surveillance networks". From Abu Ghraib to Gaza’s tunnels, Finoki wonders: "Even if we could calculate the cement tonnage of this footprint, I imagine an even larger volume of GWOT’s unholy vault could only be truly gaged by its cavities of architectural secrecy."
Finoki is now my favorite.
There’s more. Go read it.