Monday, November 9, 2009
Celebrate eight weeks of mapping and conversations during the final night of HABEAS LOUNGE: A PLURALISTIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES. This event is the last in a series of DTLA explorations building a framework for ideas and exchanges about our shared city, conceived by artist Linda Pollack.
Art Walk night will be all about bicycles and public transportation. We want to hear first hand how transportation plays a role in life downtown! Pricey parking lots, scarce street parking, the threat of being towed...bicycle, metro and bus are alternative ways to get around without the trouble!
Advocates will be on hand to share their experiences and visions for transportation in LA, as well as challenges, from proposed master bike plans to everyday commuting.
Ride up 7th Street from the Art Walk to dialogue, discuss, debate, and learn ways to connect to the carless city.
A bicycle valet service will be provided by the LA County Bicycle Coalition.
During the event, check out the HABEAS LOUNGE, designed by Ilaria Mazzoleni: a cardboard sofa built from bike boxes by architect Nina Marie Barbuto, projections of classic / contemporary DTLA films selected by Linda Pollack and Maryam Hosseinzadeh, maps and bottled specimens from workshops by Katie Bachler, urban placemaking by James Jones, film footage of LA shot from a helicopter and a Pontiac G6 by Italian artists/architects ERGOT, an oversized Metro map, and more.
Plus SNACKS and a DJ too!
ART WALK SCHEDULE
5.00 - DTLA Resident DJ Emilio
5.45 - You Have HABEAS
About HABEAS LOUNGE, Its Design and Mission
6.00 - Re-Designing How LA Moves
including a feasibility study for a pilot bike sharing program in Wilshire Center, produced by the Critical Mass class at SCI-Arc (Prof. Ilaria Mazzoleni) and CICLO a bike sharing plan proposal for USC
6.30 - Pedaling The Path
Open Discussion on Current Bike and Public Transportation Experiences/Issues/Challengs in LA With Advocates and Users
7.30 - Tracing Our Path
Discussion-Based Mapping Exercise On The Gallery Wall
8.00 - HABEAS LOUNGE Artists Talk About Their Work and The City
8.30 - DJ Emilio Dance Party
For more information, visit: http://www.habeaslounge.org/
PERSPECTIVE GROUPS are part of "A Pluralistic Downtown Los Angeles Investigation", a series of explorations through maps and encounters, which will build a framework for the ideas and exchanges about our shared city.
Events are free and open to the public.
The HABEAS LOUNGE is in 7+FIG at Ernst and Young Plaza, located adjacent to the 7th + METRO Red Line stop. Validated parking in 7+ FIG parking structure, entrance on 7th and 8th Streets, west of Figueroa.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Mix fruit flies and ottomans were the only things left from your divorcee s Avon potluck. Papa don't preach because I'm in MRIs loosing my patella and meniscus stability's. It's just a drill April Fool's for another farm animal flu
Friday, October 2, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Call me Minnehaha but last week we had everything and the girl. Instant tease and oatmeal lost their embedded intelligence due to your looped mouth backtalk everyone can't seem to get enough of .
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Greedy grape kissers kept inventory over ape shit. I thought recipes and calculators expired monthly in your mouth by really it was all the time in your hands. Call it namesakes because
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
We need to do something. How can we stop using plastics like this? Also, by picking up bread tabs you will help the ocean. If you want you can send them to me.
Thank you! email me and i will give you the address.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I graduated from SCIARC the week that everything fell last year. We are coming up to a year of recession. It feels like forever but also yesterday. Many young (and old) architects who have gone to school and slaved romantically over work for years got the pink slip saying, we can't pay you, we don't have enough projects, you are let go... I applied for EVERY job you can imagine and was fortunate to join the family at Locali. Since working there, I've lost weight, gotten better eating habits, and am probably am in the best shape in my life since high school. Though this is not a long term stop in my road of life, it has been great to let me think and take time to repackage myself. It is a whole new education.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Crippling crunches stole my integral appetite. It was off the wall and out of mind. Calender titty mags and old polariods don't seem to hang around much anymore. Beside you tongue calisthenics most nights kept me up and Adam
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
"The basic idea with the project is to bring art to the public in a different way from normal; to surprise people and bring them into contact with art in their everyday life.”
I would like to start one in LA. If you are interested in 1. being on the street team or 2. sending art, please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 26, 2009
And on that topic....
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Geographic Knowledge is more than just data:
Its predictions its cartographic knowlege
Meta Data- key for discovery and access
Because of Google and other mapping systems we are all thinking spatially in real time. They need to make the knowledge for the public. At the ACADIA conference I attended last October several presentations were also on this topic. The presentation by Ginette Wessel, Remco Chang, and Eric Sauda was titled:Towards A New (Mapping Of The) CityInteractive, Data Rich Modes Of Urban Legibility.
Their paper proposes a new interactive modes of urban legibility: data space, virtual and physical city, multi-nodal, and information flows.
They conclude that two necessary aspects of any urban visualization are interactivity and the combination of data and geospatial information. Interactivity is crucial because of the fluid nature of our experience and the diversity of individual agendas in the contemporary city. The combination of data and geospatial information reinforces the importance of geometry of the city alone is no longer a reliable indicator of meaning. The modern metropolis is a lasagna of complex overlays of information. The "city as object" has been retired. As much as the city is a living and reacting system, the information that defines or at least translates these transitory systems must be defined by the mailable technology such as twitter and iphone apps.
There was a lecture that Benjamin Bratton gave this past year where he talked about open source urbanism. "For the emergent pairing of urban software and hardware, the redesign of the polis is dependent as the redesign o the city & the redesign o the city is dependent on the redesign of the software, in fact they may likely turn out to be all the same thing." He also said architecture should commit suicide. Personally I am waiting for the jump. You can watch that lecture here. Just click on the video archive link.
Nader Vossoughian gave a lecture at the Berlage Institute in January 2009 titled Open Source Urbanism and the Language of the Global Polis which you can stream here.
What I want to know is how who is mapping what is happening in Tehran right now after the election. The use of "easy tech" aka cellphones to collect the people in riots and other rebellious demonstrative movements should really be documented and theorized. The fact that Facebook was banned in the country for awhile should tell you that the Iranians really know how to use it for its potential. Until then, here's the tweets about it.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Integrated electronics in the Morph concept could cost less and include more functionality in a smaller space via its design at a nano scale. Nanotechnology has made it possible for materials like this, materials that are flexible, stretchable, transparent and remarkably strong all at once. All this is at the protein and fiber level of composition. The fibril proteins are woven into a three dimensional mesh that reinforces thin elastic structures much like the fibers in spider silk. The embedded elasticity enables the device to literally change shapes and configure itself to adapt to the task at hand. Also on a material scale, the utilization of biodegradable materials is planned in the production.. The "Nanograss" mentioned in the video is a brilliant idea that should be applied to other surfaces as well. I would even say automobiles! The nanograss harvests solar power. This miracle/future phone also will be laced with senors that have incite to bio-chemical awareness and consciousness to determine pollution or a fruit's ripeness. This could potentially count your own intake of calories and the calories you use while its on your body. Amazing. When can this be under my chirstmas tree?
Friday, May 22, 2009
Brickstructures is mainly run by "architectural artist" Adam Reed Tucker who builds famous buildings out of legos. The FLW collection will surely be a hit since he's still the iconic architect of america.
As well as instructions, each building set includes a specially printed landmark name plate, an "inspiration booklet" containing facts, architectural significance and points of interest.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I feel like maybe I should start a math night or at least a geometry night vrs just craft night.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
THE FUTURE STARTS WITH YOU. The kids are amazing. In the midst of making a powerpoint, I found this diagram on parabolas. Pretty amazing. I miss math, don't you?
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
white general systems
black physical sciences
magenta computers & informatics
green biology & medicine
yellow symbolic systems
orange social systems
cyan systems analysis
Sunday, April 5, 2009
This past week has been field with lectures from miscellaneous art and architecture bloggers and media theorist. Welcome or post-welcome to Postopolis. This was put on by the Storefront for Art and Architecture and ForYourArt, and it is part of Los Angeles Art Weekend. Some of key people of blogs were David Basulto from Plataforma Arquitectura and ArchDaily, Jace Clayton from Mudd Up!, Régine Debatty from we make money not art , Bryan Finoki from Subtopia, Dan Hill from City of Sound, and Geoff Manaugh from BLDGBLOG. It was a 5 day event. I was able to attend the opening night and the closing. I was absent in the middle due to a cold. But all is well because I followed the whole thing on Twitter. Other people who presented were Fritz Haeg, Inaba, GOOD magazine, Islands of LA, Fallen Fruit, and Benjamin Bratton.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Now there is also caking which involves cake. Here is a healthy list by wikipedia as well of those who have been Pied. These delicious acts have been carried out not just by individuals but by brigades as well. Some to note are Les Entartistes,Biotic Baking Brigade, and Bakers Without Borders. An infamous one is the pie throwing anarchist Noel Godin. "We only attack the wicked--the great and the wicked," aka all politicians. When French Rally for the Republic party bigwig Nicolas Sarkozy visited Brussels in February, he was pursued through a downtown conference center by 30-odd people carrying pies and equipped with cameras. He was hit three times. "People are mad today, and this form of burlesque terrorism hurts nobody," says Van Hiel, Godin's companion and sometime accomplice. "The cream pie is the arm of the weak and powerless."
I was thinking how over architects I am. How pompous most of them are. How cocky they are. How many cocks they try to shove off as architecture.... I feel the time is now. YES NOW. For the people of the world to give them their "just desert." I am starting on a new mission. And it starts here::
Who's with me?
Friday, March 20, 2009
Cross those knees and unbutton those lips, it's the greatest show on this side of the frozen hemisphere. Weren't the stuffed bipolar bears scrumptious as the inventory vomited from the mausoleum? Make shift rears and gears got you from Tempe and back. Hold this while
tie my shoe. Did you know I could balence hats off of Prince impersonators as well? It's cool frostbitten figments were the last texture I knew of yours so
finger bang my tonsils again this week. Broken accordion staircases
more after the future was published. Let me tell you about this cryptic trip tic your saliva and I took just
I love it when you each peanuts and tobacco. Are you feeling and filling me up to the brims and bottoms with lollipops and lolly gaging? You kept asking me to gag and grapple more than your Adam's apple and bananas foster. My mouth's full again can you repeat what you said. I got lost down there in between I forget and
Narcissistic egg layers and stretched out laryngitis landing pads became fresh kitsch TV dinner just like in the movies. Biking through the BladeRunner tunnel on a daily basis continues to act as a face lift for chemical imbalances and nuclear membranes. Patronizing my knotty ligaments
gets milk to shoot through my nose. Let me tell you what happened last night while you were choking on oxygen and dust bunnies. All of a sudden we were in the park but really in Ireland with cliffs under our knees. Backdrop fiber glass bricks made better intents than your fists. King Kong doesn't live here any more. And all
can say is something or another about the weather vanes in Kansas becoming extinct like the partiarchy. I can't wait for the popcorn or your acned back to hatch. It's 8 o clock,
you coming in my mouth or on my ear because the blindfold you left on left skid marks. This is getting a bit too extroverted for an afternoon luncheon. Wherever did you get that hot sauce sucking routine? We were floating on mattresses and title waves enacted their eminent domain
forgot my sunglasses. It was my first blockhead carving and cellular mysticism all wrapped up in 2 concise spheres. This is entertainment. This is an octopus. This is just what's been between most of my fat layers and physical sheet slappers for 10 years now. Man times a grasshopper and I can't smoke enough. Don't believe me? Just take a
Choe U Ram is an amazing artist from South Korea. He has a deep understanding of robotics and creates these organic like structures that "live" autonomously almost. His show entitled Anima Machines was at the SCAI The Bathhouse gallery in Japan. Anima means soul in Latin. These things definitely have a life of their own. One of the best part of his work is that he treats these sculptures as specimens and gives them scientific names as well. This beautiful specimen is Una Lumino, 2008
Scientfic Name : Anmopispl avearium cirripedia URAM
The materials are Metallic material, machinery, metal-halide lamp, and of course electronic devices. Here is the description from U Ram's website:: According to a recent report from United Research of Anima Machine- U.R.A.M,
a brand new species of mechanized sentient creatures has been discovered
operating within communities.Said to exhibit sophisticated and uniform behavioral patterns, this new species has been observed communicating actively with each other in colonies not unlike those of bees and ants.
Communities of these species gather and collect to form a giant mass of pulsing, breathing light, where they exchange information about where to find city energy, their main source of sustenance. Despite the inexistence of leaders or orders due to lack of command system, they seem to operate through interactive communication. When the lump with congregated independent living entities shines brilliantly, larvae swim in the air towards it and attach themselves.In addition, their eggs and larvae are reported to generate light by themselves. This living entity also emits redundant energy where city energy is necessary through communication by means of light. When looked down from a night plane, the city lights seem as if they are breathing,
and some are actually the scenes of these living entities’ interactive communication. Although these living entities are not easy to be distinguished from city lights due to darkness and distance, observations are occasionally made on their swimming act in search of greater community to adhere to.
This living entity has the form and movement the same as that of sea acorn (barnacle), which collects city energy in the air by moving their hard mouth.
They often attach themselves on some surfaces in factory machinery rooms, basements of old buildings and colorful neon signs within places with high human population density. It has been reported that the discovery of mechanical living entity community in the form of a giant bee hive is the first in history.
I love it how he talks about energy as well. mmmm sounds familiar....
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