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FEB – JUNE // ‘Monthly’ Update

Hello World!

I am here, having not thoroughly abandoned my little pet project, but also not thoroughly invested either.

I found some wonderful readings recently, and what better way to keep a record of it than through my rolling project journal. So here they are and a bit of my thoughts on each:

  1. Multiform is the architectural manifestation of our present moment

‘The ability to pursue a variety of agendas simultaneously is what Multiform is all about’

I admit I’m not much of a history nerd, despite the history of Architectural styles being so wildly imaginative and fascinating. Well this new one proposed by the article is interesting in that I can actually believe it. What exactly will the ‘Fouth Industrial Revolution’ entail? What are the patterns that emerge from it that will define this period?  It seems like we’re already in the thick of it, and usually when you’re in the middle of something, it’s really hard to understand it until you’re well past the moment or you take a giant step back.

2. Seize the Elevators

A good friend of mine wrote this article, which took me months to finish. Not because I’m an incredibly slow reader, but that I either get distracted or preoccupied, and I always wanted to leave myself a moment of time where I had ample brain energy to really appreciate what was written. In any case, wonderful albeit long essay regarding the elevator.

3. Disney Innovation and Converging Industries Make Electrifying Theme Parks Real

I imagine I’m not alone when it comes to saying being an Imagineer is probably one of my top dream jobs. I just love the idea of being part of the team that creates a magical environment for people to experience and enjoy. Partly the same reason I enjoy Cultural and Institutional projects in my current job. Reading this article just made me starry-eyed once more, because not only are they talking about dreaming and actually producing all these amazing environments, the article also discusses the technology to allow for the efficiency in production. It’s wild to imagine how many lightyears they are ahead of what I do on a daily basis, and it only makes me want it more.

Ok well that’s about it for now. I know exactly what I need to do for the next test in the Site Series, but I just quite literally have not made time for it. In the meantime, I did draw another sketch, this time with a lot more modesty and focus on modern day  architectural artifacts – glass, steel, concrete

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