Emily Lipstein, writing for Gizmodo Australia reported the following: After long years of research, your efforts have paid off: the archaeological site you're digging in has turned up a stash of rare, striking bones, no doubt the beginning of a groundbreaking discovery. Only then, you find the KFC wrapper, revealing that this "ancient burial ground" … Continue reading New book highlights scientific Fieldwork Fails that are often quite amusing
Never judge a book by its cover, we are told from a very young age. (Marketers know better—consumers always judge a book, or anything else for that matter, by its cover.) MIT's Media Lab, in conjunction with the Georgia Institute of Technology, has developed a technology that will decipher text printed on the pages of … Continue reading Nobody ever said anything about reading a book THROUGH its cover
One of my criticisms of the architecture programs at many of the few accredited schools across the country, is a lack of emphasis on constructability — "the ease and efficiency with which structures can be built" [Wikipedia]. That doesn't mean that there is no value in exploring the purely fanciful and unrealistic, as they are … Continue reading Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm by Lukas Feiress (Great Gift Idea)
The failure of the billable hour to die is back in the news.
I've been reading The Big Short by Michael Lewis (great book by the way).