Today's theme: The City, Virtual And Real
Fascinating historical maps of Minneapolis. The one from 1935 is amazing. It shows the city broken into districts with names like "Hobohemia" and "Slum" and "Negro Section (Largest In City)". It's like the externalization of the historically repressed. I currently live in what was then called the "Gold Coast."
New at Architectural Record, an interview with Bruce Mau, who has worked with Rem Koolhaus and Frank Gehry.
New at MIT Technology Review, 10 Technology Disasters, many of which are architectural disasters.
MoodStats.com is a piece of software that enables you to track your moods and compare them with others around the globe. You can rate your mood, creativity, alcohol in-take, or anything you like, and it creates graphs that you can use to compare your moods day to day.
I live a few blocks away from the Walker Museum and have been watching the building expansion close up. I've been considering doing an independent display here of the building/engineering process.