The architect David Chamberlin has an intriguing personal website, including details of his work for the Ralph M Parsons Company, then as now a mighty engineering outfit. Parsons has a huge number of military and foreign clients, building nuclear installations, airports, Minuteman Missile Silos (over 1,000 of them – a good chance to recommend Eric Schlosser’s Command and Control), and the multi-billion dollar infrastructure for Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, as well as hundreds of other projects. Chamberlin’s site digs up some fascinating drawings of hardened facilities for the Imperial Iranian Airforce and Navy.
Other things. Make me Pulse, a portfolio site. We remember when the best of the internet was an endless stream of media-rich sites like this / some things are best not too closely examined: Schrödinger’s Cat in Popular Culture / Bosch VR, explore Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights using animated VR / whose logo shows tentacles enveloping the globe? / gmilburn’s weblog encompasses many interesting things, most especially if you like wrestling and graphs / a piece on the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, by Gabriel Solomons / off the beaten track: Discovering British camouflaged ecovillages, a photo-essay by Fabrizio Bilello for Novelty Mag / Relational Thought, the heyday of architectural drawing.