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Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Raccoon maps a work in progress, using Excel to track the various characters and actions in a dense novel. Also referenced is the work of Danielle Aubert, and her project 58 days of Microsoft Excel drawings as rendered for web (also in book form). Finding beauty of raw information, or even the building blocks for raw information. We're also reminded of the work of designer Daniel Eatock, which revels in systems and their subversion and intrinsic interest. See also planning through drawing, an attempt by Xanthe Wells to create 'a symbolic image that holds the outline and construction of my work within a single drawing'.

Hours and hours of music from the 80s and 90s, courtesy of this carefully compiled page / Plans, a photographic project by Aneta Grzeszykowska and Jan Smaga (via kottke), 'an attempt to see everything at once in someone's apartment, without selecting or evaluating, an absolute X-ray of privacy / Chris Summerlin's excellent gig posters / many, many receipts scanned in for future generations to mull over at Sorabji. Other picture essays on the site include stuff that people write on money and soundcrap, found and forgotten sounds.

Living in a dream charts some of the woes and issues that have beset BedZed, the 'Beddington Zero Energy Development', architect Bill Dunster's innovative housing scheme in Sutton. See also A House Called Turbulence (architect link to NYT story, which will rapidly expire), the rather messy saga of a New Mexico guest house commissioned from Steven Holl. In the best tradition of avant-garde architecture by forceful personalities, it turns out the Turbulence House is unfinished, over-budget, over-designed, non-functioning, leaking, and either too hot or too cold. It also bears little resemblance to what the clients actually asked for in the first place.