With Sequence, we were tasked with building a tool intended to support collaboration, yet it would produce and rely on content that functioned by serving individual frames. One frame of one clip from one contributor would own the entire communal stage at any one time. The speed at which frames change helped a bit, but we’d still need to consider the reality of a single contributor owning the entire narrative for the period of time their clip was the sole occupant on a stage, a stage that only afforded real estate for one.
The fight is fixed. Immediately after Tyler takes his dive, the secretary is shot in the neck. Dunne kills the supposed assassin a usual suspect, a Palestinian crank. It is still too early to pass definitive judgment on what is prematurely derailing the BJP juggernaut, but three negative trends that could be playing a role can already be identified. The first is the transparently elitist vision that seems to be guiding the party’s economic and political philosophy. It is a vision replete with bullet trains, state of the art highways, smart cities, insulated industrial corridors and a digital India, far removed from the lives of the majority of Indians living in unacceptable and grovelling deprivation..
There are a number of specific opportunities for UK and China to work together on contaminated land management issues as China lacks comprehensive and systematic planning for sustainable risk based land management, encompassing both contaminated soil and groundwater and recycling and reuse of soil. It also lacks comprehensive risk assessment systems, structures to support risk management decision making, processes for verification of remediation outcome, systems for record keeping and preservation and integration of contamination issues into land use planning, along with procedures for ensuring effective health and safety considerations during remediation projects, and effective evaluation of costs versus benefits and overall sustainability. A consequence of the absence of these overarching frameworks has been that remediation takes place on an ad hoc basis.