On Monday, I’m defending my dissertation. I have many people I’d like to thank, and yet I know that I’ve not even begun to thank everyone. The eight years I’ve spent immersed in graduate school have changed my brain and who I am as a person. Going back to school in my thirties meant leaving… Continue reading Dissertation acknowledgements
The week that I’m starting to teach Media Fluency for the Digital Age, this is perhaps fitting… Webzine 99. I’m in this video twice.
So exciting: 99% Invisible interviewed me about pneumatic tubes for the first episode of their new season! If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a wonderful podcast by Roman Mars, with help from Sam Greenspan on architecture and design. It became the most funded journalism Kickstarter project ever a few months ago (2nd in publishing). Want… Continue reading 99% Invisible!
A list I started before I turned 40 on November 26: 40 things that have made me who I am that I did before turning 40 1. Becoming fluent in German 2. Becoming fluent in other languages (French, Dutch, Italian), though I don’t maintain them 3. Living many places that weren’t home, not at first,… Continue reading 40 things
Hello again, Girlwonder! This missive reaches you from Sweden, where I’m on my way to Umeå. I’ll be spending a month here doing a fellowship with the HUMLab at the University of Umeå. Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking at the Umeå Institute of Design fall conference organized by Matt Cottam, along with Russell Davies, Dave Vondle… Continue reading Sweden!
My friend Fred Scharmen and I wrote a piece for Domus titled “Architecture Needs to Interact,” about better crossovers between architecture and interaction design — or for that matter, all of the design disciplines. It gave us a chance to reflect upon some of what he learned as an master’s in architecture student at Yale,… Continue reading A little op-ed in Domus
Nicholas Negroponte’s books The Architecture Machine and Soft Architecture Machines are long out of print and often quite expensive. Following the links above will provide you with digital versions of the books.
A quick note that I’m presenting today at UC-San Diego at Designing Geopolitics. I’m giving a talk called “Intelligence in Search of A Body” on Nicholas Negroponte and the Architecture Machine Group as a part of the session titled, “Data as World, World-Image, World-Making,” with along with two people I admire greatly: Lev Manovich and… Continue reading Designing Geopolitics: presenting today
Walt Mink was a terrific band from St. Paul in the early 90s. They were named after a psychology professor at Macalester did a great cover of Pink Moon, they did a great couple albums, they were great live… Thanks to Willfully Obscure, I heard something I’ve not heard since 1992, hanging out with my… Continue reading All-Nite Grocery! Walt Mink!
My last two Saturdays involved reciting poetry out loud in some unusual ways. The first episode: a manifesto, a bubble and a monster. Two weeks ago, I participated in the Emerging Territories of Movement event at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. I was one of 15 people asked to deliver a manifesto—my group was… Continue reading A manifesto, a bubble, a monster: poetic episode #1