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Friday, February 11, 2005
Ed Ruscha: Internet Search Pioneer considers the similarities between the artistic output from Amazon's A9 service and its new 'Block View' and the work of Ed Ruscha, in particular his 1966 book Every Building on the Sunset Strip. The new 'technology' (a camera strapped to an SUV) hasn't changed much since Rucha's time, yet the way this data is digitised and catalogued has endless possibilities for tracking urban change. Stewart Brand's How Buildings Learn took a simliar approach (see Phil Gyford's comprehensive notes). We tried a similar thing a while back with the Bellenden Project, which we intend to revisit one day (that page doesn't work at all in Firefox - any ideas why?).

The recent exhibition Learning from Ruscha and Venturi Scott Brown explains how Ruscha's book also influenced the seminal Learning from Las Vegas, which took a similarly documentary approach to urban form, 'almost anthropological in its spare, non-judgemental rendering of previously unnoticed elements of the urban experience of Los Angeles and Las Vegas.' (Ironically, as William Drentel noted over at Design Observer, the original book design for Learning was wholly rejected by the authors). Related, someone (I forget who) pointed out that a9local tags have started to appear on Flickr as well. Worth visiting as well: Etheridge's stunning photo series Sky Hi: small signs.

Elsewhere. The Last Clock (via collision detection) / an empty house / yet another beautiful gallery by Marshall Sokoloff over at tmn. See also Salt and Sugar / the Trinity Site, then and now / Fresh Bilge, a 'salty journal'. Their essay Painted Skies looks at the conjuring up of weather and atmosphere in (pre-impressionist) art. For the effect of abstraction on atmosphere, visit the new 'blockbuster' (how we hate that term when applied to exhibitions) Turner Whistler Monet at Tate Britain. Originally via 2 blowhards.

In Search of the Lost Lighthouse of Shinnecock at the Scroope Lighthouse Guide. The lighthouses of London, all of which are rather spindly. There's a proper, albeit small, lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf: the Blackwall Lighthouse, 'a miniature lighthouse ... built around 1880, and it was used for the training of prospective lighthouse keepers.' The complex is now an arts centre and is being restored. It was the original home of the recent Container City installation / Metropolis appears to be no longer updating its talk2us letters page, which is a shame as it was turning into a nice collaborative weblog.

Ross Cooper Studios create concept car dashboards, amongst other things, for the Ford Visos from 2003, once billed as the next Ford Capri ('the car you always promised yourself') / Jaguar Builds an Aston, an irritable column from the influential the Truth About Cars, which believes the new Jaguar is essentially an Aston Martin knock-off. Both companies are owned by Ford and both cars were styled by teams headed by the same man, Ian Callum. Yet the piece fails to note that the much-heralded F-Type concept from 2000, canned by budget cuts and dozy management, was also overseen by Callum, and omits the R-Coupe concept altogether. Related, Phil Seed's Virtual Car Museum / Mercedes-Benz Accidents and Crashes. Buy David Beckham's Mercedes.