May « 2005 « Rise Industries | Interdisciplinary projects since 1999

posted by on 2005.05.27, under Uncategorized

Meet iGuy. Proof that people will make, or buy, anything. Of course, I’m gonna get one.

posted by on 2005.05.27, under Uncategorized

Tear down a historic hotel built in 1901 for a measley 82 parking lots. Providence? No, Detroit.

posted by on 2005.05.25, under Uncategorized

The battle over Sci-Arc’s building, the land it sits on, the 8 acres next door (my backyard currently), and probably the very future of the school continues. Apparently the situation is a bit worse than I thought, with the possibility of Sci-Arc being thrown out of its new building very real.

posted by on 2005.05.25, under Uncategorized

Happy 25th of May! In Paris, 1968, students took over for a while, workers went on strike, television and radio news ceased broadcast, and the government was forced to try negotiation. Here are some artifacts: posters, slogan. Lots of info and a time-line are linked on this page. And don’t forget to watch Bertolucci’s The Dreamers tonight to celebrate.

If anyone can find a CD of the band “The 25th of May” please, please send me a copy. I have been searching for a long time.

posted by on 2005.05.24, under Uncategorized

I know this isnt architecture or art related, but it is something I noticed and need to be critical about… Chrysler calls its Pacifica SUV a “Safety Utility Vehicle”? Who are they trying to fool? According to the Highway Safety BoardSUVs kill more people in the cars they impact.

posted by on 2005.05.10, under Uncategorized

Apparently, “the number of the beast, contrary to popular belief, is 616, the area code of Grand Rapids, Michigan”. So I guess I can keep the 666 tattoo now.

posted by on 2005.05.10, under Uncategorized

Shooting animals by remote control rifle – “violent computer game gone awry or … equivalent of an online slaughter.”
But the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle, a remote controllable jet capable of “immediate lethal strike”, will simply “reduce the cost per target killed”.
Yeah, we have been using them for years.

posted by on 2005.05.10, under Uncategorized

So I feel like I have been in seculsion, but in reality I have been coordinating the BFA show at Otis College of Art and Design‘s School of Fine Arts. I must say there are some great artists exhibiting this year, 50 to be exact. Check it out: May 2- 22. The recption is this Friday, May 13, 6-9 pm.

posted by on 2005.05.06, under Uncategorized

Fantastic illustrating/artist/painters Kozyndan are showing new stuff this weekend in LA at Sixspace. Go to it! Info here ++++

posted by on 2005.05.05, under Uncategorized

Woke up late. Rainy out. Traffic bad on the 5. But its been a great morning – because I was listening to FALCO all the way to work.