The Thai floods and the geographics of perception – Part 2: Certain fear of uncertainty

Originally published at Siam Voices on November 23, 2011 This is part two of a two-part series on the discrepancies on reporting the floods and the fear of Bangkokians. In part one yesterday, we explained the process of news-gathering and pointed out possible sources for errors and misjudgments. Today, we explore the possible reasons why… More The Thai floods and the geographics of perception – Part 2: Certain fear of uncertainty

The Thai floods and the geographics of perception – Part 1: No water in the Bangkok you’re thinking of!

Originally published at Siam Voices on November 22, 2011 Thailand is currently suffering the what has been often billed as the worst floods “in decades”. And looking at the immense inundated areas, the not yet foreseeable damage and the human suffering with millions of people being affected by this force of nature, it surely is… More The Thai floods and the geographics of perception – Part 1: No water in the Bangkok you’re thinking of!

Thai Floods: At Klong Sam Wa Sluice Gate, a microcosm of conflict

Originally published at Siam Voices on November 7, 2011 Things seem calm on the bridge overlooking the Klong (Canal) Sam Wa Sluice Gate on the Eastern border of Bangkok. Just a few dozens of onlookers observe the water streaming through the gate through the gaps left and right, while around police officers take their lunch… More Thai Floods: At Klong Sam Wa Sluice Gate, a microcosm of conflict