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Every person should take a read. This sums up my feelings on this stupid day and I am glad there are others who agree with me…even girls.

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Today is Tuesday.  At least to me it’s Tuesday.  I would even go as far as saying that it is February 14, 2012.  However, I would not say “it is Valentine’s Day!”  February 14th every year has been labeled as a “holiday”, but really, can it even be considered a holiday?  I personally don’t consider this day an actual holiday.  While there are people out there that will say that today is the holiday in which you celebrate love, I believe it’s a load of crap.  It’s a bit ridiculous how Valentine’s Day is getting almost as much attention as Christmas when it comes to giving cards and gifts and spending money.  Valentine’s Day should not be considered a “holiday.”  It’s just a reason for card companies to make money and guys to get some because they bought their girl flowers, candy, a giant bear, holding a heart that says…

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February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Really neat for a planner or architect. Are we finally catching on to the urban problems of today?

TED Blog

What will the urban areas of tomorrow look like? More like an ever-changing and vibrant garden than a static set of buildings and blocks. In our new ebook Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives, British designer and architect Rachel Armstrong re-imagines the world’s cities and argues that in order to achieve sustainable development of the built environment — and help countries like Japan recover from natural disasters — we need to rethink how we approach architecture. By genetically modifying biological systems  and studying such things as protocells — nongenetic self-organizing molecules that exhibit movement and sensitivity to their surroundings — we could create more responsive and dynamic structures. The result is a new kind of architectural practice where cities behave more like an evolving ecosystem than a lifeless machine. We recently spoke with Armstrong.

What do you mean by ‘living architecture’?

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