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A coworker recently told me about this project- Enfold in the Fenway. It was only supposed to be up September through October, but they were late with schedule; I’m curious if it’s still hanging around (Sandy permitting). 

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Thinking of Bucky- Just listened to another amazing 99% Invisible podcast on Buckminster Fuller and a dome he has in Woods Hole (who knew?). More here, but it led me to remember my favorite Bucky creation: the dymaxion maps! In searching for different ways to understand our lovely planet, Buckminster Fuller faceted it’s shape, not unlike his geodesic domes, and unfolded the pieces into new, truthful, yet different maps. The result is amazing. I love ‘one continent’ and ‘one ocean,’ the two maps over on the left (the big map is also one continent). 
The inspirational audio for the curious, thank you 99% Invisible. 

Thinking of Bucky- Just listened to another amazing 99% Invisible podcast on Buckminster Fuller and a dome he has in Woods Hole (who knew?). More here, but it led me to remember my favorite Bucky creation: the dymaxion maps! In searching for different ways to understand our lovely planet, Buckminster Fuller faceted it’s shape, not unlike his geodesic domes, and unfolded the pieces into new, truthful, yet different maps. The result is amazing. I love ‘one continent’ and ‘one ocean,’ the two maps over on the left (the big map is also one continent). 

The inspirational audio for the curious, thank you 99% Invisible. 

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Apparently I’m incapable of making anything scary.

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My goodness this is neat. A day in the life of Hubway, created as a part of Hubway’s Data Visualization Challenge, more here

(Source: youtube.com)

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And here’s a link to the guest post I did for my firm’s blog. Enjoy!

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I listen to the Ágætis byrjun album by Sigur Rós whenever I have to write something- and still think of this scene every time. Genius. 

I am guest blogging on my firm’s website soon, I’ll update with a link, but for the full effect you should play this while reading. The track is Starálfur. 

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Map of the month! 

As some may know I spend my daytime hours working on the Green Line Extension Project at FMA- and as it turns out the plan has been in the works since 1926! Above is a map from 1945 showing early plans for MBTA expansion. It surely adds a new gravitas to what I do. Here I sit, drinking chai teas and fumbling over words like traction power substation, but really I am the final peg in a century old dream. Deep.

Here is a link to current info on the project (or what is public at this point) for comparison.  

(Source: Flickr / ottomatic77)

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Also, has anyone else had a chuckle over this year’s ABX titles? 

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Mock-up up and away! Sorry for the bad phone photo, but the mock-up of my photographs is hanging up at Logan at the ConRac site. It actually looks better (is more readable) than I thought it would. 
The piece is a 16’x4’ clip of one of the 30’x40’ screens. So you can’t see much, a couple blades of grass against water and sky, but it’s still pretty neat. Things are coming along. Original post here. 

Mock-up up and away! Sorry for the bad phone photo, but the mock-up of my photographs is hanging up at Logan at the ConRac site. It actually looks better (is more readable) than I thought it would. 

The piece is a 16’x4’ clip of one of the 30’x40’ screens. So you can’t see much, a couple blades of grass against water and sky, but it’s still pretty neat. Things are coming along. Original post here

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"The greatest neighborhood this side of heaven"
Driving over the Charles River I noticed these letters for the first time. I felt just like Sean Cole in this amazing episode of 99% Invisible. Except these words are sad. The etching marks the old West End (demolished a few decades ago in the name of urban renewal), and I can’t help but see the irony. 
Big thanks to jmhamel for capturing this shot, his original post is below. 
jmhamel:

The Greatest Neighborhood This Side of Heaven
I got out tonight with a good friend to do some much needed night shooting.  We set out near Chinatown with no plans but ended up finding our way onto a roof in the West End.  The rain stopped long enough to take a few photos of one of the best views of the Zakim Bridge that Boston has to offer.

"The greatest neighborhood this side of heaven"

Driving over the Charles River I noticed these letters for the first time. I felt just like Sean Cole in this amazing episode of 99% Invisible. Except these words are sad. The etching marks the old West End (demolished a few decades ago in the name of urban renewal), and I can’t help but see the irony. 

Big thanks to jmhamel for capturing this shot, his original post is below. 

jmhamel:

The Greatest Neighborhood This Side of Heaven

I got out tonight with a good friend to do some much needed night shooting.  We set out near Chinatown with no plans but ended up finding our way onto a roof in the West End.  The rain stopped long enough to take a few photos of one of the best views of the Zakim Bridge that Boston has to offer.