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2008 drummers beating in unison

The future wealth of a nation is built with pollution and by the looks of it, the future wealth of China will be awesome.

The scenes from today’s Olympic cycling road race in Beijing were stunning. NBC shot beautiful high definition video of the ancient city with its Asian filigree, curved cornices and dragon motifs…

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Tourist’s guide to Manhattan Fuana

“Look Daddy, a yellow spotted Risk Manager…”

Mayor Mike is absolutely wrong about promoting tourism in New York City, one of the direct outcomes of which has been the infestation of red double decker tourist busses on all the streets of our city.

Its like being in a zoo.

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Makin’ a commotion…

So what’s this web site all about? Here are a few ideas. (Somebody alert the New Yorker, or at least Merlin Mann…)

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A journler of mythic proportions

Buckminster Fuller had journals, so do I…

I wrote about the recent revival of interest in Buckminster Fuller stemming in large part from a major show at the Whitney, and about my own small personal discovery about Fuller’s impact on the iconography of our day.

A second, and perhaps more important reflection came as I walked the halls of the Whitney’s fourth floor exhibition space as I spent some time looking at bound volumes of Fuller’s notes.

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In the future there are no right angles!

Have you ever noticed that all representations of the future have no ninety degree angles? From EPCOT to Worlds Fair, ovals and acute angles dominate. Why is that? It’s because of Buckminster Fuller.

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