Wall Street Journal’s Architecture Critic, Ada Louise Huxtable takes a depressing look at the bureaucratic nightmares sucking the life (and creativity) out of Ground Zero. I lost my appetite while reading this during lunch.
Electronic Cities “This unique website contains 20 case studies featuring state-of-the-art technologies and ideas shaping our urban future. Among the many subjects addressed are: ancient virtual cities, urban surveillance, thinking buildings, wi-fi, subversive gaming, gift economies and virtual graffiti.” via future feeder
Light Responsive Plastics? The other day I was thinking about the possibility that someday, way in the future, buildings would somehow organically (sort of) grow, change, and generally respond to the changing needs of occupants. Could this plastic – that changes shape according to light frequencies, be an early, early step in that direction? …and now you think I’m insane. – also via future feeder (great content lately!)
What’s up with Italy? Now onto their 60th government since WWII?!? I have no understanding of Italian politics…