Category Archives: Storytelling

Starlit Ruminations on the Eve of a New American Year: A Tale of Tapestries

Starlit Ruminations on the Eve of a New American Year: A Tale of Tapestries Dusk draws near. Daylight fades from the Western sky, becoming indistinguishable from the city lights reflecting off of the tapestry of clouds. Music and cheers emanate … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding? What it is and Why You Should Care

This article will  outline the basics of Crowdfunding, defining what it is, how crowdfunding campaigns generally operate, and why you should care. Crowdfunding is a method of raising monetary funds for almost any cause through alternative channels. Typically based online, … Continue reading

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Non-Linear Graphic Narratives

For several years I have been interested in non-linear narratives and their application to architectural process, design and experience. While on a recent trip to Utah, I began to contemplate the disconnect between the way we experience and remember events … Continue reading

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Language, Architecture and Anthropology

The following paragraphs will seek to shed some light on the anthropological drivers of architects using jargon and superfluous language and the role it plays in architecture. Continue reading

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Social Sharing, Awe and Architecture

An article in the New York Times reported on a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania questioning what kind of information travels fastest through social networks and why? A six-month intensive study of the most-emailed articles in the New … Continue reading

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Storytelling and Politics + Consequences on the Built Environment

This interesting article published by the BBC outlines two men and the books they have written arguing that storytelling influences voters far more than facts or logic. I think that these are quite poignant observations given our evolutionary bias to … Continue reading

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Storytelling and Surveillance

I just read an interesting blog post from Richard Smith about the possibility of self-fulfilling prophecies driving the increase in urban surveillance networks. He wrote that while attending a conference on surveillance cameras, a presentation was given examining the public … Continue reading

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Architecture, Anthropology, Skyscrapers and Economics

Nick Gogerty has put together an interesting and brief post on the coinciding events of economic bubbles and skyscrapers. The latest example of this is of course the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which began five years ago in a boom. … Continue reading

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Sound, Storytelling and Architecture

An upcoming presentation at the club Sinema Old School in Singapore will feature a film by Mike Kowalski about sound and storytelling. According to the brief: “This presentation will explore how sound can be used creatively in film to expressively … Continue reading

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Storytelling and the Kingdom of Fear

“We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear—fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly … Continue reading

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