Author Archives: Alexis Wittman
windblown. I am blown away by this woman’s work…check it out.
I recently attended the TEDx event in Traverse City. Say it fast: tedxTC. It was…ecstasy. Great new ideas, great new people…. Here’s my ‘talk of the day’: Steve Ritz of the Green Bronx Machine Project, NYC, NY. Watch this video and … Continue reading
…as creative beings, we will always invent and aspire our way out of problems. It’s just in our nature! Continue reading
So I am musing on corners today– You turn a corner. You make a 90-degree turn. You head into the unknown, because you never exactly know what is around that corner after all! Continue reading
This is a story of family and ideas…of a dad, Alan Kingstone, who was researching how humans related to the eyes/faces of others….when his son suggested that by putting the eyes OFF the face, he could better judge if it … Continue reading
I attended my first American Institute of Architects (AIA) convention in 1976, the bicentennial year, set in Philadelphia.
The true highlight of the meeting was the opportunity to hear R. Buckminster Fuller speak.
His lecture was held in the historic Furness Building of the Philadelphia Fine Arts Academy (a work of art itself), full of patterning in the same way Bucky’s Geodesic Domes repeated a sense of order greater than itself.=== Continue reading
It occurs to me that this may be the year that the printed word ENDS for all intents and purposes. Centuries from now when killer solar storms have fried our electronic devises (which by then will be implanted in our skin), civilization will be lost…. and looking for a date to hold responsible, historians may log it as December 2012. The Mayans may have stopped writing calendars up to this date, and we may stop reading printed paper from this date very, very soon. Continue reading
I came across this post by Katherine Sharpe of WIRED about a group of d-school students from Stanford that took their laser-cutters and 3-d printers on the road to visit elementary and middle schools. Initially their goals were to introduce … Continue reading