"Sector Theory (with a really long headnote)"
Another literary casualty of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design:
In February 2014 I presented an invited lecture (“Designing the political cartography of the oceans”) at Harvard University, in the Graduate School of Design’s Landscape Architecture Department. The talk was well received, and I was subsequently invited to contribute a short essay to Harvard Design Magazine, for a special issue focusing on the oceans. This was to be “400 – 600 words in length, culled from earlier writings, related to the topic of ‘Sector Theory’ that so many of us were captivated by during your talk here this Spring” (31 May 2014). A 580-word essay, along with a suggestion for an illustration, was submitted on 12 June 2014. A reply from the special issue editor (22 June 2014) began, “Thanks so much for your first draft. The subject and content are perfectly on target and extremely important.” But the article never appeared after I refused to gin it up to satisfy another magazine editor's lust for spurious theoretical speculation.
“Sector Theory, with Headnote” published on ResearchGate.net and Academia.edu, 17 January 2016, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1235.5605.