Excerpt

adbusters.org/the_magazine/68/The_Birth_of_Modernism.htm

Natalia Ilyin wonders: Did Walter Gropius design out of fear or love? Published in the November/December 2006 issue of activist magazine Adbusters (also available in print), an excerpt from her 2006 book, Chasing the Perfect: Thoughts on Modernist Design in Our Time.

Research

www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/cmh/simulation

Computer scientists and engineers at Purdue University are developing a simulation of what happened to the North Tower of the World Trade Center when a commercial airliner struck it on Sept. 11, 2001. The initial part of the study (Phase III) covers the first half-second after impact.

Interview

www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/008991.php

Marie Sester, a French media artist residing in Los Angeles, began her career as an architect, receiving her master's degree at the Ecole d'Architecture in Strasbourg. She discusses installations and inspirations with We Make Money Not Art founder Régine Debatty.

History

tobybelt.blogspot.com/2006/09/dorsa-ultimate-in-mode-moderne.html

When the Dorsa Clothing Co. purchased 1007 Washington Ave. in 1946, it was a basic Eames & Young building. Then Meyer Loomstein turned the ground floor into a Deco wonderland. St. Louis architectural photographer and blogger Toby Weiss finds the magic is still there.

Protest

thankyoustevenholl.blogspot.com

In the wake of l'affaire Holl in Denver comes a blog that sides squarely with the architect. It promises to focus “not on artistic tastes, but rather the squandered potential of the collaboration process, and short-sighted visions of the city officials.”

Animation

www.studiosmack.nl/kapitaal.htm

Created by Ton Meijdam, Thom Snels, and Béla Zsigmond of Dutch art collective Studio Smack, Kapitaal is a mesmerizing look at how branding—and signage in general—dominates public space.