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Milagro?! This is what my toast looked like this morning…so now, do I have to go over to the dark side?
Smart Cities vehicle prototype.
We just got back from Boston after being invited by MIT to give a lunchtime lecture. My good friend Daniel Cardoso, a PhD candidate there was kind enough to show us around the media lab, where a few -very generous- people showed us some of their work. We had a chance to see the fabrication labs and some of the robotic work being currently done there, and it was absolutely mesmerizing. Dimitris Papanikolaou gave us a full presentation on his Mobility on Demand (MOD) project for the Smart Cities group, not only was that incredibly generous, but an amazingly interesting solution to urban mobility. What I think was among the most interesting thing -not only of his project but of the lab in general- is the reality of it all. A lot of the research being conducted there is for real applications / products / solutions, which is very refreshing to see after having been involved in architecture school for some time now, where a very small percentage of what is produced has real-world implications. We had as well the opportunity to meet up with our friends Carlos Rocha (ex-Media Lab and current Honda scientist) and Skylar Tibbits.
View a few more images after the jump below.
Well, I’ve definitely been M.I.A. for the last few weeks… I just got back from vacation and ready to start again.
Happy 2009 everyone.
I guess I’m going to have to wear it now after that speech.
“Authorities say they’ve arrested a man who broke into the home of two California farmworkers, stole money, rubbed one with spices and whacked the other with a sausage before fleeing.”
Maybe he was marinating them and planned on cooking them later?
Read the story here.
Bloomberg news published a few days ago Steve Jobs’ obituary…No, he’s not dead, it was just one of those little mistakes – hit “Publish” instead of “Save”? It was quickly removed from the site, yet not quick enough for Gawker not to pick up on it.
Read the entire 17 page (yes 17 pages!!) obituary, internal notes and other goodies in Gawker’s site here.
Creepy, but unsurprising that they pre-write these things. I wonder if the folder structure where they keep them looks something like this.
Oh, and welcome back Mr. Jobs.
Unless you’re part of some sort of urban-cyclying-gothic sect or really ARDENTLY have a problem with pigeons nesting on your wheel cover, is there any need for these?
About 20 minutes after hearing a muffled ‘boom’ while at work, subsequently looking at each other not knowing what it was we just heard, all the lights flickering at the studio and then stepping out for a coffee, this is what 27th St. looked like.
According to one of the firefighters, it was an electrical fire.
To me, it sounded more like a power generator blew up, then the fire followed.
Update: ConEd trucks are all over it now. So yep, must’ve been electrical…