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Archive for May, 2010

Time, from A to Z (Zimbardo, that is)

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Philip Zimbardo’s 2008 presentation on The Time Paradox offers a remarkable look at how individuals and groups perceive time, and what that means for personal and social development.

Notes on walking architecture

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Matt Jones’s presentation, “People are walking architecture,” offers much food for thought: on architecture and ubiquitous computing, Debord and Jobs, Saarinen and Shirky, and finally Jane Jacobs.

Bound by goo

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

What is it about some days – at times stretching into weeks or more – that feels like goo? Like being stuck? Mired? Attacked by creeping plaque on the synapses? I guess should be a bit too mature to feel in tune with Kate Bush‘s more youthful lyrics of yearning and frustration, but her 1982 […]

Growing cities

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Got controversy? Density and building height are sure to push city dwellers’ buttons, particularly if the culture to date favored sprawl and single-family homes.

Short order cooking

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

If you want to eat what you like, but are cooking for a family, you sometimes have to resort to short-order cooking.

Insights from “The reinvented city”

Monday, May 17th, 2010

A blog post from the Lincoln Institute, The reinvented city about its recent conference, includes several terrific links. First off: Andres Duany is on a tear against NIMBYs, and suggests making decisions via “juries.” There’s lots to like in that proposal. From the links provided by the Lincoln Institute’s article, a couple of choice extracts […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

At Lincoln House: The reinvented city Sounds like this conference included a lot of talented people; click through to read Lincoln House’s own review: QUOTE The two days that some 42 journalists and Nieman fellows spent at the Journalists Forum on Land and the Built Environment: The Reinvented City, late last month were packed with […]

“Good-bye, Name-for-yourself…”

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

In the film “It Should Happen to You,” Judy Holliday’s character Gladys Glover illustrates some lessons around privacy while we get a glimpse of personal branding, 1950s-style.

Journalism and (use of) social media

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Taking a closer look at Lisa Johnson and Kirk Lapointe’s Northern Voice 2010 session, “How (Should) Journalism Use Social Media?”

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