The setup. (W/ footnotes)
Some of you knew me in the Archinect news and discussions. I just started a doctoral program, yes, in geography. What? Yeah. It's a broad discipline.* I'll get into it more as the blog rolls along. I study landscapes
, principally. No...well, I actually study culture
. Well...sort of...At the farthest depth of my research is the problem of society trying to define nature.
For now, take a look at my desk. I do most of my work from my cave in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. I take the Bart to go to Berkli four or five times a week while I listen to dublab sounds and read.
That's flickr on the screen. I am currectly reading The Sociological Imagination
by Charles Wright Mills, and some Raymond Williams and David Harvey on the side. Rad, as Izzy would say.
* My Standard Disclaimer: Even though my research has moved somewhat away from the object-building of my professional background as an architect, I am still a fan of the entertainment value found in the complex forces that shape a project as played out in the public theatre. In fact, it is my background in cities and theories of formal design that led me to geography as an inquiry into the shaping and bounding of spaces.