Ted Talk: An action call to humanize architecture


Transformative Artistry — Antoni Gaudi

youtube.com/watch A few nights ago, in one of our long, winding, and intellectually indulgent conversations, my good friend Marcel and I were dreaming out loud about possible work relocations. I eventually came around to discussing Barcelona as a place I could see my family being right now and staying into retirement. I gave some practical … Continue reading Transformative Artistry — Antoni Gaudi


A little good news — about cancer treatments

I may not understand all the jargon, it sounds like we are well on our way to safer and more effective cancer cures. http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/head-and-neck-cancer-trial-results-show-completely-disappeared-tumors/ I'm challenging all who read this to add a link or links to other similar stories about cancer treatments!

A little good news — about fossil fuel free manufacturing

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/swedish-company-hybrit-makes-fossil-fuel-free-green-steel-from-hydrogen/ The development of this "green steel" is interesting in itself, but I am inspired by the manufacturer... they are taking this invention to the next level and deciding to produce it for the global market in fossil fuel free plants. Effectively removing carbon emissions from the manufacturing process at all its levels! Bravo!

A little good news — about clean energy: hydrogen!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tokyo-olympics-cauldron-and-village-are-hydrogen-powered/ You gotta read this short and inspired story. The Olympic village is entirely powered by hydrogen tech! Transportation and residences. That means zero greenhouse gas emission and an extra water source to hydrate their gardens etc... Frankly, it's getting hard to see why governments continue supporting fossil fuels!!! We need to really get our … Continue reading A little good news — about clean energy: hydrogen!

A little good news about — fire (kind of, I guess)

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/11th-grader-invents-automatic-fire-extinguisher-to-protect-homes-and-property/ The real good news here is this clever person's actions. They found a need and filled it. Then they marketed that solution to help even more people in need. Imaging that being the new normal in the world... inventing to benefit all the planet.

A little good news — about energy for all

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/chinese-fusion-reactor-breaks-record-for-120-million-celsius-plasma/ It sounds like we really need a Tony Stark about now, but this is no arc reactor. Let's be honest, I have no idea what I'm talking about. All I know is the geek in me gets really excited about these kinds of scientific things!!! I've been hearing about the holy grail of energy … Continue reading A little good news — about energy for all

A little good news — about tossed cabbage?

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tokyo-university-research-food-waste-turned-construction-materials/ Who are we kidding here? This is really cool! Using a technology that already existed in the lumber industry to recycle our composting into building materials!!! As an artist and maker space teacher, I would love to get my hands on this stuff and let my students' fertile imaginations run wild with it!

A little good news — about Beemunity?

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/bee-vaccine-to-prevent-death-from-pesticides/ It never occurred to me that we might try to vaccinate the by-kill from the pesticides we use to eliminate pests. To be honest, I have to believe there are natural ways to protect crops that Mother Nature has already in place, and that the practice of monoculture doesn't use. I get this from … Continue reading A little good news — about Beemunity?

A little good news — this takes recycling to a whole new level

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/architect-turning-carbon-emissions-into-tiles/ The possibilities are endless... combining the captured carbon from the CO2 in the air with other compressible & recycled materials to build funky and fun decorative tiles! Wow! Imagine if it could also be used to make bricks? I'm excited to see how this develops and to learn how it holds the carbon or … Continue reading A little good news — this takes recycling to a whole new level