While the pastures seem to take good care of the horses in the central valley and Norco, California has an interesting dichotomy to deal with. The education system of K-12 has significantly fallen while the Higher Education system is among the best. The air is the worst. The infrastructure is amazing when everyone is at home (and then 18 of the 30 million people go work). The price is reasonable for a lifetime of living with the right job. The people are genuine. The dudes are grouped according to strand and the mountains occasionally look pristine and majestic. California. (Oregon and California posts are using data collected by U.S. News)
Today the Washington Post ran an article on a horse needing medical care and it brings to light a society that has some things to take care of. When the topic switches to humans Oregon has a few things that I want to bring to light. There is a huge need for human rights standards to be upheld and care for people in underpaid populations. A first step is to acknowledge the need for decibel monitors in bars and concert venues as Oregon sound techs and DJs have hearing loss and have caused hearing loss to some incredibly wonderful people at some popular dance halls. Next issue, some companies did not value job rights; dismissed guarantees made by companies and neglected to pay a social net to people on the brink of starvation – something that undermines the health of a society and causes the business world to have failures. Oregon is a beautiful place that maintains the 3rd best road system but has a below average education system – their companies need to refocus their goals, honor their commitments and not destroy. Lovely place with good food (sans Mexican food) and some great people.
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When you discuss bullying do not forget to understand that often times bullies are victims. Years ago a group bent on studying sociology had to be stopped from creating bullies. Societies, again and again are upheld by good people that have freedom and have economic incentives to be productive. Let’s not make America numb to advancement.
Spinning El Viaje by Vitalic. In the life of history the concept of rural is forever changed. Google, karma, at&t, t-mobile and so many other telecommunication conglomerates have satellites bringing information to the side of life that in antiquity and contemporance had limited means of contact. Diversity and communication are suddenly not barriers but defining features. Photographing Europe in 2006 and 2007 provided a unique document of time and place that will forever exist less due to mobile devices. Those respective places will not have an immediately change of presence in a direct way but the community forms differently around those spaces now. The kodak and canon cameras I used provided a unique lens into the contemporary. Thanks to the magazine Architectural Record I am awaiting a copy of Be Seated by Laurie Olin. His work as a Landscape Architect and author has documented seating in space and it is an important departure point to understand that seating shapes are society. It was honor to hear his eulogy to Bob Frasca at the memorial service in a space by Frasca’s ZGF. A seated photo I never forget is a man at an Eastern European transit stop with a unique fashion waiting for the bus. It forms the space and character of life and for those in the Architecture and Design industry it is important to understand the interface of space and people. In a final comment – Poney part 1 by Vitalic is worth a youtube search (advanced spatial photography/videography).
A respectable group of people in the Pacific Northwest have spent a lot of money on grade A plywood to roll a brand new Freightliner trucks on to a clean field for a one day event, it is worth considering how useless that expensive wood is as a building material now. Resource in society has a mix of well used to poorly used. The fox tail to the stone block, it all come from something, and sourcing America has cost the plains their best over the last three hundred years. The timber yards of the Pacific Northwest might just consider Class A plywood scrap but each panel has an embodied energy and valuable moisture invested in the years of growth and carbon purposing. The future needs intelligent sourcing. Engineered wood is a solution that needs to be well used and I hope that we continue to see a change in resource consumption. As previously blogged, well used wood, stone and fine metals define spaces of value and preserve societal structure like financing – so let us not throw that away.
Tesla is researching a trucking line and it is a unique bridge they are building. For their commercial trucking it is the best thing ever. Affording the new semi might cut into pay of truckers but their ride will be outstanding and a marketable jewel to the industry. Another product is their personal truck. Defining the role of a truck is a difficult process because most trucks are just for looks but a large portion of the demand uses the truck bed for commercial. Whether picking up plywood or a piece of equipment – the truck bed is a value to user. Tesla has a few renderings and they are very expressive in the latest Electrek looks (with a huge problem of two spares). A note on one article stated that it will have an abundance of torque – so towing might be the work truck of the future because it also appears that it is not a full size bed. Function has a very fine tuned return curve in production vehicles and it will be interesting to see how Tesla can revolutionize the industry of trucks. One thing, it will need to have enough. With the capacity of an electric motor they have an opportunity to be the top dog – but a good truck can take a load of brick. Wishing them a good journey into the world of trucks because we need more efficient motors on the road.
During Architecture school I occasionally attended an Architect’s church in the Calvary Chapel system. Before heading back to school, I was gifted a Cesar Pelli book from the Architect and I began understanding some of the finer towers ever designed. Two of Southern California’s most elegant towers were designed by now Pelli Clarke Pelli. Dezeen recently ran an article on a new transit hub by Pelli Clarke Pelli, the design will likely disrupt traffic in the central business district for years but eventually create a lasting and meaningful urban hub for a vibrant and successful city core. The proposed hub has a new park, mixed use platform and tower. The tower is lightly and elegantly curved with an appropriate study on enclosure – their use of architectural metal is nothing less than world class. Pelli Clarke Pelli has developed a very fine language of architectural expression – especially in contrast to the recent smattering of towers that incorporate gimmick concepts. A sterling tower for the future – but who knows: maybe a chia tower will be refined in order to compete in the future.
As the future of hover devices advances and becomes a reality, so will the future of FAA control on the location of those devices. Engineers are going to need to define a heads up display of advanced property right information of private property versus public right of way. The freedom of the skies is order and while I doubt jet packs are going to be a daily commuter, the systems need to have clear user guidance to keep the user out of the air space of private land.
After taking a second look at the official vote count from the 2016 it became apparent that over two million votes did not have proper representation. If the electoral college had a redux of representation to one vote then Hillary Clinton is the clear winner of the Presidential election, winning 48% versus 46%.