“Can you switch to Pandora?”
Beat Research Chicago continues. And wow is it fun. But can you determine where in this set I was asked to stop by the bouncer? (I did stop. Quintessential needle scratching off the record. Finished the recording at my desk when I got home.)
Views From the Tank
Alien Eye Chalice Coral
- April 22, 2014New York City, NYApril 28, 2014Helsinki, FinlandMay 14, 2014Chicago, ILMay 28, 2014Sydney, Australia
- Missouri will fire deafening 'sound cannons' at drivers to deter work zone speeding
Applause for being badass, but what about, you know, drivers crapping their pants at the sound cannon and getting in an accident?
- Here's A City Made Out Of 100,000 Staples
Lots of sunlight in those buildings without interiors.
- Chicago Triathlon SuperSprint Race Introduces New Divvy Wave
Should be a special award for simply using a 45lb bike in a triathlon.
- The Shepard Tone
"... the auditory illusion of a tone that continually ascends or descends in pitch, yet which ultimately seems to get no higher or lower."
- Three Consecutive Poop Cruises Being Investigated by the CDC
" A spokesperson for Royal Caribbean encouraged cruisers to reschedule their trips if they were worried about pooping their minds out in a disease-ridden latrine."
Despite the portrait of me in the piece (possibly the most unintentionally sad snap ever), I am very honored to be included in this list of designers in Chicago. Happier still that the definition of designer seems to be expanding. Here’s the full article.Continue Reading
Pleased to announce that I have recently joined PositivEnergy Practice as its president. PEP, as it is known, is a small engineering firm in Chicago that does big things — as in really tall and very complicated things. I’m leading a group of talented engineers who design (and re-design) buildings, districts and cities. PEP’s speciality […]Continue Reading
The city is the most complex machine ever invented. Running optimally the city generates opportunity and provides a platform for interaction, ideas, and improvement. As a concept the city has been iterated-upon, smashed and burnt to the ground, rebuilt, deliberately-designed, haphazardly-organized, and generally resilient for many millennia. But the city is still a human invention […]Continue Reading