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Mapping by Ibrahim Kombarji

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“We have the cleanest, purest, most crystal clear air in the world, we are the greatest people by far, we are America.” This quote is extracted from one of the latest speeches by the American President. Clouds provide a revealing indication of the current state of the atmosphere. The isoneph of 50% cutting through the American continent reveals the complexities of this “crystal clear air.” The cumulus might inevitably disappear with the rapid increase in temperature. Through a series of speculative “potentials” injected in the continental landscape, this isoneph projects narrates on the future of the sovereignty of water between states, measuring cloud coverage through invisible latency, institutionalizing cloud reserves, sensing ephemerality and carbon dioxide as a partisan political device. The clouds are in medias res, “in the midst of things,” and reveal the political implications of these clouds above, under, or sometimes floating in our heads. “
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