Monthly Archives: November 2011

Learning to write how Hunter S. Thompson did

I was combing through some Hunter S. Thompson videos last week and came across this segment  (up to 9:45)  that really struck me.  That written text is like sheet music.  And it can be “performed” not only by reading to … Continue reading

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Cellphone Booths

What the library needs are cellphone booths.   I see students in the Library talking in the stairwells.  That doesn’t make sense.  We should embrace this phenomena, just handle it better.  Eg. acoustically. Accommodating folks’ communication needs removes one more … Continue reading

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James Turrell screen frame

Today made some quick sketches for Bibliotheca. We’re making something with a screen element, but we want it to feel different. Not screeney. Looking to James Turrell’s execution of his pieces for inspiration. A little testing points to some strategies … Continue reading

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USPS Boomerang

So I ran across this web service boomerang, http://www.boomeranggmail.com/,  through hacker news.  You can get your gmails sent back to you at future dates to remind you of things.  That and some other services.   unthoughtout question: are they in the … Continue reading

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Using movie theaters in the morning

You know when they say, rent this movie theater out for your next event digital event or whatever, I wonder what that’s like.   Could/does some education belong in a movie theater?   It’s definitely a great institution/infrastructure to latch … Continue reading

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The Media Laboratory > The Media Library

So I went to the MIT Media Laboratory.  It was eye-opening, taught me to think a bit more like an engineer (though I can’t code for anything) and generally was awesome and kind of brutal.  So I’ve been through that … Continue reading

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Flexible space, low bar

So I was talking to Natalie this morning.  About a bunch of ideas I had.  I was asking her how I should organize them.  She was like, you should just make a blog.  And I was like, oh, Ben who … Continue reading

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