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Worse than Katrina? Anti-density bombs over Detroit

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Caught a Sept.23 post by David Byrne today, Don’t Forget the Motor City (found via a tweet by Richard Florida). Byrne writes: This is a city that still has an infrastructure, or some of it, for 2 million people, and now only 800,000 remain. One rides down majestic boulevards with only a few cars on […]

What about widgets?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

I go to my local YMCA a lot, and every time I’m there I think about energy use: how much energy I could be generating, how much I’m using, how much others are using. My “plus” membership entitles me to use the sauna and steam room, and I get towel service, too (yes! – love […]

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.

Let’s say you own an airline…

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic Airways co-founded the Carbon War Room, a virtual HQ to transform our carbon-based economy into something sustainable. Is man-made climate change prompting business leaders to act against self-interest in favor of the common good?

Do complex systems need resilience?

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Clay Shirky’s new post on The Collapse of Complex Business Models prompted me to some thoughts on the role of resilience within complex systems.

Another wave …of mirror neurons

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Google Wave makes room for Google Buzz, with default settings at “public” (not “private”), a very wrong move by Google. Meanwhile, chatroulette is what the kids are on, and it makes Buzzing look like holding hands in the park. The threat of harm in the promise of contact is part of the package. Fascinating.

Toward a new medievalism?

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

I just left this comment on It’s me going off on a typical theory bender, but the idea of Twitter’s Suggested User List (SUL) sparked another “here come the Middle Ages” image/moment for me. (As I note in the comment, they’ve been popping up for me since the late 1970s: my first one happened […]

Diigo Bookmarks 05/24/2008 (a.m.)

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Transmaterial 2: To Redefine Our Physical Environment – PingMag – The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” – Annotated PingMag interview with Blaine Brownell, architect and sustainable materials researcher, whose focus is on green building. “From repurposed materials that act as surrogates, to recombinant ones that fuse several materials into a hybrid, making them […]

It probably all comes down to quality

Monday, February 11th, 2008

A couple of days ago, I finished reading Walter Kirn‘s hilarious article, The Autumn of the Multitaskers, in the current issue of The Atlantic monthly. I suppose part of “successful” multitasking (if you grant that multitasking actually exists successfully in any way shape or form) is having a clear vision of what exactly it is […]

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