Sol LeWitt: Structures, 1965-2006: The Ruins of a New York that Wasn’t

Standing in front of the concrete blocks on a warm June morning, I found myself wondering if they were the ruins of a forgotten city – or maybe a fragment of this city’s forgotten history. The fractured masonry corner before me couldn’t truly be a ruin, though. It was perfectly crafted – too perfectly crafted. […]

Ghostmodernism

[Harold Lime, Walter Gropius, and others look on as the Static Engine is activated for the first time.] French playwright Alfred Jarry invented practical time travel in 1899. In an essay that shattered the scientific community, he theorized that a time machine “is no more difficult to conceive of than a Space Machine,” and continued […]

The Heroics of Scale

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Ant Farm Media Van v.08 (Time Capsule) Update: Life Without Buildings Interviews Ant Farm

[The Ant Farm Media Van v.08 in situ at SFMOMA[ For the past few months, Life Without Buildings has been following the retrofitting of the Ant Farm Media Van v.08 (Time Capsule), on view as part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now. Life Without Buildings […]

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Star Trek and a Science Fiction San Francisco

[image via Memory Alpha] While thinking about the two very different issues of starship architecture and San Francisco’s Presidio last month, blogger Telstar Logistics reminded me of our “duty to preserve the Presidio so future generations may use it as the site for Star Fleet Academy.” How could I have neglected to mention this earlier! […]