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Saturday, June 3rd, 1950. The French expedition led by Maurice Herzog makes it to the top of Annapurna. For the very first time, a summit with an altitude of over 8,000 meters had been conquered by humankind. Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. By reaching the highest point of Shishapangma, Nepalese mountaineer Nims Dai has just accomplished his mission: climbing all 14 peaks higher than 8,000 meters in record time. It took him less than seven months. The intense coverage of these two feats in the media is indicative of something more: we demand numbers! Numbers to measure, classify, compare. Celebrating the victory of French mountaineering in this magazine, defining new limits for humanity in that one. Faster, further, stronger.
But the mountains – and nature in general – are not just the playgrounds of heroes, much in the same way arithmetic isn’t reserved for geniuses. Figures order our world, down to the smallest details, going so far as to draw out the contours of our outdoor practices: the distance of a short Sunday morning run, the weight of a backpack as you set out on a camping trip, or the amount of fresh snow on a coveted, offpiste ski run.
In recent years, the digital world and its astronomical computing power has opened up the field of possibilities more than ever before. From the reproduction of the wilderness in video games to the hope that some people place in data as a way to curb climate change, it casts a long shadow, and the tension between the real and virtual words is very real.
How do numbers shape our relationship to nature? As the French expression goes, can we live on love, water (and new technologies) alone? Just how far will this colossal accumulation of data take us?
It seemed only natural for us to wait until our tenth volume to attempt to answer these questions. 1 and 0: a binary-number-inspired anniversary and one that, depending on your point of view, makes us seasoned adepts of the independent press, or aligns us with green media outlets that have everything left to learn.
Les Others Magazine is a Travel notebook and featuring photo series, essays and interviews. It is a bilingual (french and english) and biannual publication from Paris (France) for outdoor lovers with inspiring stories told by passionate adventurers, including travel diaries, interviews and beautiful photography. Les Others Magazine is a travel notebook with photo series, essays, interviews and illustrated recipes. These inspiring stories take you every morning for a walk on the most beautiful glaciers in Nepal, a lovely hit-the-road in Scandinavia or a delicious gyosas preparation in a Japanese kitchen. And because, sometimes, turning off our computer and leafing through a beautiful book to start a new trip is all we need, we decided in 2015 to turn paper.
Content (the magazine is bilingual French/English)
Comment les nombres façonnent-ils notre rapport à la nature ? Peut-on vivre d’amour, d’eau fraîche et de nouvelles technologies ? Jusqu’où l’accumulation massive de données nous mènera-t-elle ?
Dans ce dixième volume papier, nous avons choisi d’aborder notre rapport aux nombres. En effet, L’arithmétique n’est pas réservée aux héros, aux grandes ascensions et à la conquête des pôles.
Les chiffres ordonnent notre monde dans les moindres détails : la distance d’un petit run le dimanche matin, le poids d’un sac à dos au départ d’un trek ou la quantité de neige fraîche sur un hors-piste tant convoité.
Ces dernières années, le numérique et sa puissance de calcul astronomique ont plus que jamais ouvert le champ des possibles, rendant le spectre large et la tension entre mondes réel et virtuel bien réelle.
Details: Les Others Magazine – Volume 10
304 pages / Bilingual magazine (French and English) / Printed in France Offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper