lleigha: Kazys Varnelis


Kazys Varnelis

Get your free copy of the #netlab’s #newcityreader and...

Get your free copy of the #netlab’s #newcityreader and #symtactics game at the #UnevenGrowth show at #MoMA, opens Saturday.

Playing the final version of Symtactics for the first time....

Playing the final version of Symtactics for the first time. #UnevenGrowth (at highland avenue montclair nj)

Old Cooper Union Dead: Trustees Approve $20K Tuition: Gothamist

Old Cooper Union Dead: Trustees Approve $20K Tuition: Gothamist:

Cooper Union will officially start charging its undergraduates tuition, after the Board of Trustees rejected a 54-page report compiled by a Working Group of alumni, staff, students and trustees that outlined a plan to keep the school free.

In a statement yesterday, the Board of Trustees announced they had voted against the Working Group’s report [pdf], which, among other things, suggested the school reduce faculty’s salary expenses, sell the school’s sole resident hall and slash the president’s salary. The report, which was submitted to the Trustees last month, offers a sobering look at Cooper Union’s already lean amenities, but those who worked on it hoped it would be a last ditch effort to keep a school founded on the principle of free education from rejecting that fundamental purpose. “If the vote goes one way, a new, lean, careful Cooper Union will tiptoe forward, tuition-free,” Kevin Slavin, a Cooper Union alumnus and one of the Board’s 23 Trustees, wrote on Thursday. “If it goes the other way, all of that will disappear. Not just the free tuition, but everything that was built on it. In its place we’ll find a tragic fraud. A joke. A zombie.”

darklyeuphoric: Banksy, astute architecture...


Banksy, astute architecture critic.

“Today’s piece was going to be an op-ed column in the New York Times. But they declined to publish what I supplied. Which was this…”

via http://banksy.co.uk/

Slaves of the Internet, Unite! - NYTimes.com

Slaves of the Internet, Unite! - NYTimes.com:

Well, I suppose it’s better than when I’m expected to contribute my own money to get a project for which I’m not paid realized, but this piece by Tim Kreider rings very true.  



A Machine That Makes The Land Pay

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In his famed statement on the skyscraper as a machine to make the land pay, Cass Gilbert was not so much speaking of the magic of the skyscraper but rather of the immense value of land in the metropolitan city core.

A Saturday on Strava, Mapped « Strava Engineering

A Saturday on Strava, Mapped « Strava Engineering:


On Saturday July 20th Strava athletes covered 4,890,000 miles in over 326,000 combined hours. To get a look at what all that riding looks like [Paul Mach] built the Saturday on Strava Heatmap, a visual on all those miles, broken down by hour.