Recorded February 12th, 2017.
Brit leads a discussion about how public spaces affect the shape and efficacy of protests from the National Mall in Washington D.C. to the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires.
"So Many Protests, So Little Space" - New York Times
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon - Marx
"Place, space, networks, and the sustainability of collective action: the Madres de Plaza de Mayo" - Fernando J. Bosco
The City as a Work of Art - Donald J. Olsen (for perspectives on Haussmann)
In the episode, Brit mentions a couple times that John Snow "invented data visualization" - this, as you might imagine, is a bit too broad of a statement and not entirely accurate. Data visualization is ancient and we have artifacts of different forms across different eras and geographies. John Snow's cholera map of London was still groundbreaking in its own context, and instrumental in launching the modern practice of data cartography. But it definitely didn't "invent" the practice of documenting information in visual media. Sorry about that.
The whole story fits nicely into the genre of TED Talk-esque pop histories, and recently made the rounds in the book The Ghost Map, by Steven Berlin Johnson.