Jul 29, 2021
We find comfort in the punishing familiar. When society boils, we turn to the well-known, and the predictable. The police television drama, the cop follow-along, the scripted emergency rescue, have all placed the honor of justice over the badge of valor; and yet, the bad intentions are still among us. The American West...
Jul 22, 2021
Covering a famous song is an uneasy task for the unanticipated. For example, Pink Floyd's haunting song "Wish You Were Here" is not a soft lullaby, but a confrontational lament. Too many amateur performers choose the wrong method for the retelling; here's how to fix that problem.
Jul 15, 2021
From circles, to spirals, to straight lines; we remain our own worst enemy. The self prefers introspection over outer innovation. It is safer, and warmer, to remain self-reverent instead of exponentially helping others exploit their cold talents for human conclusion, and community consciousness.
Jul 8, 2021
Chess can be beautiful in its expansive logic. Bobby Fischer taught us that chess could be played, and won, beyond the board; and AlphaZero shows us that chess imagined by a computer can be even more creative in process than the previous human mind.
Jul 1, 2021
Architects should be required to live in their own designs. Too often the theory of implementation becomes more important than the actual pleasurable living experience in a designed space. It is not enough to create beauty without also adding functionality to a protected space.