Views From the Tank
- November 6, 2014Chicago, ILApril 16, 2015Auckland, New Zealand
- Is My Shift Key On or Not?
Helpful, but why the hell was this not fixed in iOS8?
- A 15 Centimeter Hagfish Nano-thread With Near Gigapascal Tensile Strength Is Wound Up In A Single Cell
See now this could get me excited about structural bioengineering at building scale.
- Barack Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve
Great work, but "[d]espite this enormous addition of protected water, only about 1% of U.S.-controlled water is under protection. As a comparison, 10% of the land area is protected by the government."
- If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel
"A tediously accurate map of the solar system."
- Tolva™ in the Bath
"Featuring a graceful open channel spout design that invokes the feeling of a natural waterfall."
- Cards Against Urbanity
"The card game for horrible places. Like SimCity meets Cards Against Humanity"
- FishBit - Smarter Tank, Safer Fish
Oh hell yes.
- Dirtbag Teddy Roosevelt
TAFT, WATCH ME BECOME THE FIRST MAN TO PUNCH A TRUST IN THE FACE THEN WRITE IT DOWN IN YOUR OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE NOTES “TODAY THE PRESIDENT PUNCHED A TRUST IN THE FACE”
- Top 10 LEGO Designs
Virginia Duran picks some good ones.
- Roger & Jessica Rabbit, He-Man, Skeletor, the ThunderCats, Garfield and more: Where Are They Now?
The opposite of the Simpsons who never age.
Places Visited Recently
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
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting Helsinki, Finland as a guest of Pluto Finland and Forum Virium. It was a trip long in the making, as I had been extended an invitation by the mayor of Helsinki, Jussi Pajunen, almost two years previously in my role at the City of Chicago. […]Continue Reading