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Design in a new era

Global design award winner Florida Hospital for Women, designed by Richard Reep with a team at VOA Architects, is now being scheduled for its fifth design tour by world-class architects and designers.  The tour will take place later this spring, … Continue reading

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Cuba in the Crosshairs

While I somewhat tongue-in-cheek renamed the conference “Cuba in the Crosshairs”, its actual name was Cuba at the Crossroads.  The conference did yield some good information and it illuminated a contrast between my view and that of conference participant Lauren … Continue reading

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Morosov on digital democracy

While I’ve been following the notion of digital democracy, or digital capitalism, for years, I was struck by the article that Evgeny Morosov published today in the Guardian.  In it, he accurately names the problem of today’s society as the control … Continue reading

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2017 is the year of….

Visualizing 2016 was fairly easy at the very end.  Encouragement to visualize 2017 has yet to bring forth any strong image.  Avoidance is probably the  most appropriate feeling to name at this point. The fear of purging, and letting go, … Continue reading

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Report from the coffee frontier

Expectations of good coffee steer one away from brightly lit convenience stores and towards the grungy, independent holes that carefully cultivate that underground feel.  I’m grabbing the wheel back from these expectations, and steering towards the convenience stores.  The diminutive proprietor … Continue reading

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Suspicion and discontent

Only a few weeks after the ugly, populist right revealed itself, a certain bunker mentality has already surfaced at key locations within the geography of the city.  Where there was warmth, one feels coolness in the air, a little less eye … Continue reading

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