Category Archives: Book Excerpts

Relax with personal screens in every seat

By | March 8, 2012

Day 4 of our photo blog 'If screening hinges on pleasure, this in no way means that screening practices are superfluous. Indeed, even at their most pleasurable and seemingly distracting, screens are functional apparatus, administering and facilitating the everyday operations of airports. For instance, Gillian Fuller helpfully outlines the screening function of airport windows in her… Read More »

I lost my baggage in Sacramento

By | March 7, 2012

Day 3 of our photo blog Alain de Botton describing the baggage claim in A Week at the Airport: “. . . in the end, there was something irremediably melancholic about the business of being reunited with one’s luggage. After hours in the air free of encumbrance, spurred to formulate hopeful plans for the future… Read More »

“Pick a nice spot for your library” – the airport departure lounge

By | March 6, 2012

Day 2 of our photo blog The next instalment in our Airports photo week takes us into the advertising world… “Pick a nice spot for your library” (© 2006 Sony Electronics Inc.) ‘In 2006 Sony ran an ad for the Reader (an early e-reading device, to be followed by the more successful Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad,… Read More »

Simply Books at the Minneapolis airport

By | March 5, 2012

Day 1 of our photo blog Last week our author Christopher Schaberg's guest post included a lovely photo of Brad Pitt. I immediately thought to myself, 'this man has good taste in photos'. Another quick look through Christopher's book affirmed this to me. And so was born the Airports photo week! Each day this week I… Read More »