Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist

Today I went to a lecture on Harry Weese by Robert Bruegmann. Lots of interesting biographical info on one of Chicago’s least appreciated architectural greats, and got a chance to see the interior of Weese’s rotund Seventeenth Church of Christ … Continue reading

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Yours truly…

…in critical mode: The Kipnis Krew had their midterms today, and since the big guy made them all wear identical black bowler hats, I decided to make something of a statement – with eight years of uniformed service under my … Continue reading

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Midterm

Had my midterm review on Friday. Despite what looked like an impending disaster, I managed to survive it more or less unscathed. The semester’s studio, with  SOM’s Ross Wimer and UIC’s own Julie Flohr, is all about parametric modeling. We … Continue reading

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The problem with free

I came across an interesting essay recently that sheds a bit of light on why free/open source software hasn’t been more widely adopted in production environments. I’ve been using Inkscape, Blender and Gimp for much of my design work this … Continue reading

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Follow the money

An illustration of federal research and development spending: (Click on the picture for larger image)

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