Friday, 9 December 2011

History of English

In June the Open University released The History of English in 10 Minutes, an excellent animated sequence covering 1600 years of linguistic history. It is also available on iTunes.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

What can you do with 1,000 bicycles?

Forever Bicycles by the activist Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is made of 1,000 bicycles installed in a 10-meter high space in a moving, abstract shape to symbolize the way in which the social environment in China is changing. This installation opened at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum at the end of October and—although I visited Taiwan then—I missed it!

Graham Residence and Great Architecture Blog

The Seattle-based E. Cobb Architects designed the Graham Residence, located in Mercer Island, Washington, and featured in the June 2011 issue of Architectural Digest.

While searching for this house I came upon an excellent Australian architecture site: The Cool Hunter.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Golden Goolies

I was recently crowned as the 2011 Golden Goolies champion at the C.C.Coglioni Red Carpet Windup. Full report here.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Now + When: Australian Urbanism

On Friday I visited the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) to see Now + When: Australian Urbanism exhibition.

The 3D stereoscopic aerial views of Australian urban landscapes lets you experience a future world of floating cities, submerged metropolises, and new desert tracts in which much of Australia has become uninhabitable due to climate change.

Truly excellent.