r e m o t e   c o n t r o l


a web documentary about
the city of Houston,
a subdivision that sunk,
the flag on the moon . . .
and how we're building
on Earth.


To begin viewing the site, use the


remote control.




a preview
an introduction
a longer introduction
story summaries
navigation help


(These are all accessible from the remote control)


help for first-time visitors.

Did you hear about this site on the "Smart City" radio program?

Then please

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        Photos above, left to right:
Jack Kinzler, 1969. Courtesy NASA.
Flag at Rice Stadium, 1962. Courtesy Aubrey Calvin.
Government visitors to the Baytown Refinery, 1944. Courtesy Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown.
Brownwood subdivision, 1994. Photo by Eric R. Shamp. Used with permission.
Measuring flow from a rice patch discharge pipe, Houston, 1979. Courtesy Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District.