Artist Michael Benson has made some pretty fun and stunning images of celestial bodies in our solar system rendered in a manner that supposedly mimics the way our human eyes would perceive them if we were to fly by. For those of you in London, check out an exhibition of his photos along with original […]
I was reading the New York Times and came across this video of the elevator to the observation deck at the top of 1 World Trade Center. As the carriage rises (at 2,000 feet per minute!), the interior walls display a computer-generated view of the city of New York that rises in perspective. Not only […]
Check out this quite compelling TED talk from Nick Hanauer, an entrepreneur, investor, capitalist, and self-described plutocrat. Hanauer is a billionaire, but makes the case that trickle-down economics and rising inequality are especially bad for the rich. One claim he makes: Some inequality is necessary for a high-functioning capitalist democracy. The problem is that inequality is at […]
I’m struck by this beautiful video of majestic and ominous clouds swirling about the Texas plains. >> Astronomy Picture of the Day, June 18 2013
If I weren’t so diligent about saving money right now, I’d be signing up for this weekend’s AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour (the 2010 tour is called “Modern Design Voyeurism in Venice, CA“). There look to be some pretty cool homes on the tour. If you go, please take some pictures and let me […]
A beautiful long holiday weekend in LA: vs.