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Friday, May 30, 2003
Ken Kubiak, a student in my network city class this spring produced "Immersive Mapping," a project investigating the tunnel effect of the I-5 as it passes through Los Angeles. Ken's project resulted in a Java program that correlates data about commercial enterprises located off the highway with photographs from the highway taken by a webcam at points determined by a gps receiver.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 09:22 AM PST [Link]
Thursday, May 29, 2003
Three Baby Bells propose to work together to bring fiber into the home and office. This news, together with yesterday's story about Sprint going to an IP network would be most radical change in the telecommunications industry in twenty years, if not a century. Read Baby Bells to twist fiber together @ CNET News.com
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 07:17 PM PST [Link]
Network culture breeds network art. It's hallmarks are the creation of invisible networks, conspiracy theory as a cognitive model, appropriation, and mystery. See space invaders > the story of an invasion
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 12:43 PM PST [Link]
Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Sprint announces that it is now transforming its telephone network so that voice calls will be sent via packets instead of traditional switched phone circuits. See My Way News
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 03:46 PM PST [Link]
Monday, May 26, 2003
Slashdot carries a story about a British company that proposes to use floating balloons to blanket a large area with broadband acess. See Slashdot Broadband Barrage Balloons. Is this Rupert, of Archigram's Instant City, made real?
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 08:59 AM PST [Link]
Friday, May 23, 2003
The May/June 2002 issue of LA Architect magazine is out, featuring my article "Corporate Camouflage," on Space International's Noevir USA showroom.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 04:31 PM PST [Link]
Thursday, May 22, 2003
Sorry Rem! The architect whose troubles just don't seem to cease now faces the end of the San Francisco Prada store. Read the San Francisco Chronicle article, Prada's Union Square site said to be for sale. Credits for the link go to architect
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 12:12 PM PST [Link]
Saturday, May 10, 2003
The dot.com mentality and the "new managerialism" infected not only businesses, it also destroyed the viability of American art museums. See the Art Newspaper article [hosted at Forbes.com] American Museums In Financial Crisis
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 09:50 PM PST [Link]
As if OMA's troubles weren't bad enough, the Venetian finally makes it official: the Vegas Guggenheim is closed. Read the LA Times article: Las Vegas Venetian Resort's Pop Culture Museum Folds For a recent view of the museum click here
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:01 AM PST [Link]
Friday, May 9, 2003
A shooting and tense standoff at Frank Gehry's building in Case Western University has come to an end. The building's design caused difficulties for the SWAT team, who couldn't get a straight shot on the sniper. See Yahoo! News : Shooting Standoff Ends at Univ. in Ohio
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:43 PM PST [Link]
Thursday, May 8, 2003
Catherine Chalmers is a model for us all, finding the extraordinary in the everyday. See the NY Times article: Cockroaches as Shadow and Metaphor
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:41 PM PST [Link]
Wednesday, May 7, 2003
The LA Times carries a feature tomorrow about Yukata Stone's 'Jungle Island' at MOCA, a piece that explores the freeway-ridden nature of the LA basin. See Christopher Knight's An RIP for the freeways
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:59 PM PST [Link]
Tuesday, May 6, 2003
The LA Times asks Whither the Lawn?
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 01:26 AM PST [Link]
Monday, May 5, 2003
The New York Times covers the broadband revolution in Korea. See America's Broadband Dream Is Alive in Korea
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:58 PM PST [Link]
Sunday, May 4, 2003
The link to the Muzak thesis, previously broken, has now been repaired. Delight in one of the best thesis projects to come out of SCI-Arc in the last few years [here]
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 12:41 PM PST [Link]
John at drowning in culture noticed this story in the LA Times: Houses May Fall to Widen the 101. Maybe the great era of freeway building in the LA basin isn't over?
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 10:59 AM PST [Link]