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Diigo Bookmarks 07/18/2008 (a.m.)

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

architecture for hertzian space | – Annotated Fascinating essay by Kazys Varnelis, which takes as its jumping off point the potential discrepancy between designing for “hard” stuff (whether factories, industrial production, or …architecture/buildings) vs. designing for networked stuff and software and mobile technologies. After this initial set-up, Varnelis then quickly goes into describing some […]

Diigo Bookmarks 07/17/2008 (a.m.)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Crosscut Seattle – The founder of ArtsJournal talks about arts and new media Much to think on in this great interview by James Bash with Douglas McLennan, the founder of ArtsJournal. “Curation” is definitely my word du jour — I’ve seen it come up again and again recently, in relation to *very* different products and […]

Diigo Bookmarks 07/16/2008 (p.m.)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

“Get set – the future starts now” by Christopher Hume (Toronto Star) Well, don’t say I didn’t tell you so: QUOTE: “Politically,” Miller continues, “cities in Canada don’t exist, especially at the federal level. As far as I know, this is virtually unique in the world. Throughout the world, federal and national governments invest in […]

Roland Tanglao blogs about his Fido questions, I left a comment

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Ok, so I ranted (again) about the state of wireless in Canada, and how (to my mind) it connects with the urban development issues (and even public transit issues!) I feel strongly about.  But today was a bad day to get me on cell phone issues, since I just got a $60 bill for basically […]

Diigo Bookmarks 07/14/2008 (p.m.)

Monday, July 14th, 2008

With Gas Over $4, Cities Explore Whether It’s Smart to Be Dense – Have had this article open in a browser tab for days now — time to bookmark. Along with posts by CEOs for Cities, or Richard Florida, this article too points to the effect that gasoline prices are having on suburban housing, […]

FOCUS Magazine articles now up-to-date

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Yay me, and Scribd to the rescue… The remaining three FOCUS Magazine articles are up. They are, in order: Overdue: rethinking the library (May 2008) The February to March lockout exposed library board dysfunction. But perhaps it’s about time we thought about a new building, as well. Let’s demo co-development (June 2008) The synergistic power […]

The April 2008 FOCUS Magazine article is up

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Scribd works like a charm — it’s just I who am slow in getting these print articles scanned and then formatted into a single document for uploading! Without further ado (but a bow to Richard Florida for title inspiration), here’s my April 2008 FOCUS Magazine article, Who’s your heritage?, which argues that even for heritage […]

Trying out, and getting my print articles online

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Ok, one down — or “up(loaded),” actually — and four to go… Via the fabulous and easy-to-use Scribd, here’s an online PDF of my March 2008 article, published in FOCUS Magazine, Victorian Fables: Does Victoria have an urban planning blindspot? I’m going to take another day or two to get the others up, alas.  First […]

Hey, Canada (and Canadian telcoms), get your head around this: How Mobile Boosts Productivity

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

PSFK’s Piers Fawkes points to a great link in this short blog post, How Mobile Boosts Productivity | PSFK – Trends, Ideas & Inspiration.  He writes: Tech consultancy Ovum has produced a report that looks at the wireless industry’s impact on American productivity They say that by 2016 the value of the combined mobile wireless […]

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