Views From the Tank
- April 16, 2015Auckland, New Zealand
- A Brief History of Buildings That Spin
360 degrees of nausea.
- WIRED Video: The Array of Things
"A Fitbit for the city."
- Here’s Why No One Shoots Engagement Photos in the Suburbs
"We wanted to capture the ambiance of the American subdivision."
- The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Fan Vote
Kraftwerk, The Smiths, and Nine Inch Nails among others in the running this year.
- This Dad Built Wonder Woman’s Invisible LEGO Jet With His Kids And It Was Glorious
I am one with this nerd dad.
- World's first underground hot air balloon flight completed in Croatia
I wish the earth belched out hot air balloons more often.
- Clay Shirky on China's maker "movement"
"There is no American commercial version I know of; it looks like the inside of a Jawa sandcrawler."
- Lakeside: Merging Urban Design with Scientific Analysis
UrbanCCD tackles city design.
- What if the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 never happened?
Well-produced thought experiment on the consequences of the conflagration.
- Daily Chicago Chocolate Smell Map
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The reports say there were 30,000 people hugging the Chicago River between State and Columbus last night to witness the first ever Great Chicago Fire Festival. That’s a low count and it doesn’t capture at all the sense of anticipation and excitement that suffused the crowd — something I cannot ever remember witnessing in the […]Continue Reading
Sometime in the late 1940’s my grandfather, Eddie Tolva, took his two sons — my father and uncle — to the corner of Dakin Street and Sheridan Road and someone snapped a photo. Just three blocks north of the Wrigley Field scoreboard and nestled between a cemetery and a westward jog in what is now […]Continue Reading
A while back Iker Gil of Mas Context asked to interview me for an issue of his magazine focused on the topic of surveillance. The angle was to present data, especially urban data, through the lens of “tracing, archiving, control, camouflage, deletion and monitoring”. The topic was very relevant, given what we know about the […]Continue Reading