In case of an electromagnetic force emergency here is a guide to some products and techniques to protect the brain. EMERGENCY PROTECTION FROM EMF – MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES (link to pdf)
It is unfortunate to see the leadership of Tesla going downhill with photos of marijuana smoking in the United States of America, an act that is not permitted under federal law.
My research has started on “A look at Order: Establishment and Progression” with a tangential goal of examining the verity of religion from a perspective. While the cliff notes of Bible scholars have been preached from the pulpit for years there will come a day when that Pastor, Rabbi, Priest, Imam or religious leader will not stand in between an individual and the almighty. The Christian church offers Jesus as the Son element of a triune diety for remediation of sin in the fulfillment of the covenant between God and man; the Jews looks for a messiah and have sacrifice; Islam has the mercy of God within the parameters that aren’t taken vainly. This world has documented religion and the acts of God in movements that are “God breathed” and my work is starting to examine those with the intent of exposition and understanding the claims to deity. As most religions teach, I fear God and depend on this Grace and Mercy.
I found out today via a little notice at the top of my screen that I have out paced Google’s generosity in free email with a nearly full gmail inbox. The world has transformed in the last 20 years in data storage and coming out of Architecture school in 2008 the data world was just developing advanced technologies. Now there are several clouds just waiting and data moves across the globe at an ever increasing pace (especially with fiber optic data). The digital realm has provided an abundance of media movement and I am now a Google subscriber; it has been nice enjoying the benefits of a company that provides good reliable email for the masses. The data future will inevitably live in abundance but networks are increasingly exposed and it is my wish that data protection continue to advance.
While I was researching historical timelines and important buildings I did not fully consider the Babylon gates for “Formation of meaning in form and space in a contemporary context.” The Babylon gates have some of the most formative cultures that walked through trading and socializing with the Egyptians. But, due to a fire in the early 20th century the original gates were partially destroyed and rebuilt leaving a lot of history to question. The team that rebuilt it made certain stylistic improvisations and it can call into question what the original form consisted of and what some of the roots of style are in it, exempli gratia whether Romanesque is rooted in the church’s original form. Many cultures have different responses to their history: leaving to ruin, patch and repair, rebuild every period, rebuilding on occasion. History has been preserved to the best of our knowledge and it is unique to discover antiquity’s nuance in an time when people did not have ipads. And, in conclusion, I appreciate methodologies like the Danes Inger and Johannes Exner who put together Koldinghus – a funky castle with “aa” clear division of old and new.
While I wore a black cowboy hat in the Obama administration I now wear a cool grey #1 with Trump. On a more serious note, the church has built a world that fears God but never before has the world sought to destroy the beauty of a God fearing nation. This world has an end and beginning; make a choice to fear the Creator God. My heart goes out to the lesbian in Malaysia that was flogged, may truth win in her soul and a bit of respect to a nation that punishes deviants. May the Trump administration be held to Justice and nothing less as they have led the nation away from fearing God.
I am going to take some time to highlight one of the worst crimes in American history that has not been resolved yet. Some very sneaky people injected recepticals into some valuable Americans including myself and the receptacle steadily fries the brain. It is a criminal act to try to send someone to hell like that as it has many of the qualifications described in the Bible as the mark of the beast. There are access control devices that seem to turn off the broadcast but it is systematically on in the United States and it needs to be turned off for the good of the nation. Some might refer to it as euthanizing, frying, f#ck down, bullying, and a few other names. I apologise for a very serious personal post.
Today on Instagram an advert showing a Toyota Camry accelerating was strange because it implies racing through residential neighborhoods. As a California driver, I received my fair share of speeding tickets; but, the Camry should not be encouraging Asian or whatever their target market drivers are to speed on residential streets. America has provided speed tracks and Arizona for open roads (my most expensive ticket was in Arizona). I hope Toyota reconsiders how they target. Happy labor day weekend everyone.
As a design professional (not a registered design professional as defined by the International Code Council but professional certified by USGBC) there are roles and obligations to providing a nice composition for space. I recently had the pleasure of watching past employer, intern host and acknowledger Anthony Poon talk on LA / HOME about his career of composing Architecture. His work on Greenman Elementary with Architecture for Education achieved national education awards for the Architecture – a concept of the facade being composed to Partita No. 2 in C Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. In the emergent world fabrication technologies respond to scripts and occasionally produce form of meaning – in contrast to expression. The modern world has a fascination of abstraction to push the art and cultural expression to a higher level, but now we have a critical mass of expression that can start infusing meaning into the artist expression. Nike has fashioned function and digital fabrication to form complex systems of distributing force into performance; Fashion has created expressive fabrics from digital processes; ETH Zurich (Architecture school) has developed an innovative roof technology with computer guided concrete fabrication to form advanced waffle slabs and exquisite formal languages. Advanced expression is not a simple process but tradition holds value and the work of a master craftsman can integrate with a known constant now.
I haven’t posted an image a while so here is the beautiful campus of Cal Poly Pomona that I shot recently with the rose garden and Japanese garden and the CLA building. The building has hosted cultural events, been the frame of award winning photographs and cinematography as well as played a key role in the academic substantiation of the institution. It will be wise for the administration to keep the structure because of the vitality it provides.