Localize your life

28 Sep

Local designer Ted Ullrich of Epidemik Coalition put together “Localize Your Life,” an ad hoc photo series of Atlanta’s empty gas stations to document “the state of things here.” It’s kind of terrifying. Here’s his sort-of statement of intent, if you will.

For those of you popping your MARTA cherry in the face of empty gas tanks, you can also use Google Transit and Citizens for Progressive Transit’s A-TRAIN trip planner to figure out how to get around. Mass transit is easier than you think! And if you can get over the initial anxiety of being beholden to someone else’s schedule when planning your trips, it’s a very calming experience to not have to be the one behind the wheel when traversing Atlanta’s gouged roads.

Previously: Bitch, You Ride the MARTA Bus

5 Responses to “Localize your life”

  1. D Monday, September 29, 2008 at 1:16 am #

    Nothing like a shoratge to bring out the worst in human nature. Anybody that rationalizes topping off has lost it.

    I hope some good might come this: maybe some people will finally comprehend the need to build a transit sytem.

  2. Thomas Wheatley Monday, September 29, 2008 at 10:36 am #

    Amen, D. It’s sad, however, that it takes a smack in the face to wake state leaders up to the need.

  3. Gordon Lamb Monday, September 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    popping your MARTA cherry

    We don’t talk that way in this family, missy.

  4. Ciambellina Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 10:31 am #

    This is a great post! You’re right — Marta is easier than people think — particularly if you look at buses in your neighborhood. The bus system is actually much more comprehensive than the train system. I know it’s impractical for some people, but for many, it is a viable option.


  1. Epidemik Coalition looks at gas shortage | Fresh Loaf - Monday, September 29, 2008

    […] Christa at Pecanne Log points us to Ted Ullrich’s “Localize Your Life” project, a photographic examination of a city with little fuel. Ullrich is a member of local design collective the Epidemik Coalition. […]

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