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Thursday, January 23, 2003
The rise of the PC Baang! is chronicled in Alex Handy's article Baang! Your'e dead
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 02:51 PM PST [Link]
Thursday, January 16, 2003
Is the Internet the answer to our inability to form communities or groups? Meetup.com says it is. See Computer as Ultimate Concierge in the LA Times.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 08:59 AM PST [Link]
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
I will be speaking at the NEW CITIES | NEW MEDIA conference this Sunday morning at USC in the 10am session to be held in Classroom A at the USC School of Architecture. Colleagues such as Lev Manovich, Paulette Singley, Norman Klein, and Ben Bratton will be speaking as well. You may want to turn off your volume before heading to the web site.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 08:09 AM PST [Link]
You will note that John Southern is now posting to this site as well. New posters are only some of the changes that are planned over the next few months. Now a SCI-Arc alumn, John produced an excellent thesis on architecture in the contemporary city (on the web soon at urbanops.org), is a principal of Level Design and AUDC and currently maintains the excellent drowning in culture web site.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 08:05 AM PST [Link]
Southern California now has its own wireless users group. See SoCalWUG's web site and the LA Times article about it.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 07:58 AM PST [Link]
Monday, January 13, 2003
The LA Times reports on radical changes ahead in the telecommunications industry: Telecom Is Betting Big on 2 Tech Advances.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 10:44 AM PST [Link]
Sunday, January 12, 2003
A Neo-Modernist Is Having His Moment
This Article on Allied Works Architecture in the New York Times shows that Modernism is alive and well in the United States.
Posted by John Southern @ 10:41 AM PST [Link]
Friday, January 10, 2003
The Metrolink Rail System Is Growing but Still a Minor Player, reports the LA Times.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 01:16 PM PST [Link]
The LA Times carries a story on culture in the teen cyber cafe: See Cyber cafes -- new turf, same old battles
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 01:13 PM PST [Link]
Monday, January 6, 2003
Yesterday's NY Daily News reports on US goverment efforts to create accurate three dimensional models of monuments such as Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty in case of terrorist attack. See U.S. disaster plans include cloned icons
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:33 AM PST [Link]
Sunday, January 5, 2003
Would you design a scheme for the new World Trade Center for just $40,000? Frank Gehry wouldn't.
Posted by John Southern @ 07:54 PM PST [Link]
At 3,300 feet, the world's tallest structure by far, and as wide as a football field, the $1 billion Environmission tower promises inexpensive electric power for Australia. Wouldn't the California desert be perfect for this? Read the BBC News Report.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 12:08 AM PST [Link]
Saturday, January 4, 2003
Was Friday the 20th birthday of the Internet? It WAS the 20th birthday for TCP/IP (those funny numbers that correspond to domain names). See the AP article: Some Honoring Internet's 'Birthday'
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 10:29 PM PST [Link]
Friday, January 3, 2003
After a series of violent incidents at Internet Cafes, a Los Angeles councilman is calling for an investigation. See the Reuters story.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:38 AM PST [Link]
Thursday, January 2, 2003
Today's LA Times carries a story on how commercial buildings in Silicon Valley are being torn down in favor of new housing developments. Tearing Down in Silicon Valley
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 07:17 PM PST [Link]
Wednesday, January 1, 2003
FEDEX meet the Robots? The Washington Post reports that developers are trying to find ways to use unmanned military drones, thus far used only for military purposes, in the commercial transportation sector. Drones at Home: Big Market, Big Concerns
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 06:53 PM PST [Link]