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Archive for November, 2011

The (very late) Sunday (Tuesday!) Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Are Americans Afraid of Innovative Urban Design? – Design – The Atlantic Cities Thinking about this article in relation to what Virginia Postrel wrote about design panels (as stifling)… QUOTE “The U.S is the most conservative country that there is in terms of supporting design,” said Schwartz, who now practices in London and primarily works […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Transforming Blight Into a Destination – Design – The Atlantic Cities Fantastic. Putting imagination back into infrastructure. (How much we could have needed that in Victoria BC, both with regard to the Johnson Street Bridge and with the View + Vancouver streets intersection… QUOTE “The strategy is how to integrate the entire community so that […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

The meaning of 9/11’s most controversial photo | Jonathan Jones | Comment is free | What a huge load of baloney. Iconology at its WORST. QUOTE The critic and columnist Frank Rich wrote about [THIS PHOTO] in the New York Times. He saw in this undeniably troubling picture an allegory of America’s failure to […]

Why seasonal mash-ups are a rip-off

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Yesterday, Sara White tweeted seeing her first Christmas tree in a shop window. She wrote that, coming on so early in the season, it felt like an assault on the eyeballs. I responded that I too intensely dislike marketing’s jump-the-gun approach to flogging “seasonal” wares. In fact, I really dislike it. (Curmudgeon alert!) Once upon […]

Sunday bonus links: all about Occupy Wall Street

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Two Rolling Stone articles by Matt Taibbi; one Seeking Alpha article about Simon Johnson’s EU talk; one EarthFuture article by Guy Dauncey.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

What Kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs, Really? | NeuroTribes Intriguing: QUOTE One of the most memorable lines in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind is Suzuki-roshi’s statement, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” Suzuki didn’t want his senior students to take a seat on the cushion each […]

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