Notes on Synthesis and Form

This originally appeared on our blog in 2016, and more recently, in S P A C E as a conversation-starting prompt. Amazing things came from that thread, so I wanted to share it here. Mostly for EC. AUSTRIAN-BORN architect Christopher Alexander says in Notes on Synthesis and Form, that achieving…

‘He likes duck’

‘’YOU SHOULD GO.’ ’I should! But I don’t like to do things just because of shoulda. You know that.’ ’I do. But I also know you like short films.’ ’I do! I remember getting on a train from Chiba just to go into the city to watch the Tokyo International…

Change starts with wanting to

  PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY IN MOTION know that the hardest part about starting a thing is, well, starting. In classic high school Newtonian physics, the coefficient of static friction is greater than the coefficient of kinetic friction. Which means that if you had a mass on a flat surface,…

Mixing it up

SHIFTS AND NEW BEGINNINGS. It's 4PM. My time. To write. To think, to free myself of the burdens of 'obligations.' I've blocked out this time frame every week for a long time, now, and I'm very particular about holding it and keeping it, all to me. Funny that I open…