Posts Tagged: automobile

Eco-Monsters

A recent news item I came across stated: “If SUV drivers were a nation, they would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions”, as apparently SUVs are outselling every other kind of car worldwide. In a changing climate of climate

Eco-Monsters

A recent news item I came across stated: “If SUV drivers were a nation, they would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions”, as apparently SUVs are outselling every other kind of car worldwide. In a changing climate of climate

Super-Islands

The city block is a fundamental element of urbanism. The Ancient Romans called a city block an insula, or “island”, which is also how the Catalan language refers to it: illa (Curiously, Castilian Spanish uses the word manzana, or “apple”). In densely built up cities

Super-Islands

The city block is a fundamental element of urbanism. The Ancient Romans called a city block an insula, or “island”, which is also how the Catalan language refers to it: illa (Curiously, Castilian Spanish uses the word manzana, or “apple”). In densely built up cities

Built-In Obsolescence

The other day, out of the blue, my printer suddenly stalled, even though it had been working perfectly for once. Strange warning lights started blinking, and they were definitely not the familiar signals indicating a paper jam or the need to install –yet again– fresh ink cartridges. After

Built-In Obsolescence

The other day, out of the blue, my printer suddenly stalled, even though it had been working perfectly for once. Strange warning lights started blinking, and they were definitely not the familiar signals indicating a paper jam or the need to install –yet again– fresh ink cartridges. After

Inteligencia empresarial / Corporate Intelligence

[English text follows below] Ya sabemos que hoy en día está muy de moda llamar ‘inteligente’ o ‘smart’ a todo absolutamente, incluso a los últimos modelos de televisores. Pero hacer publicidad de un nudo de autopistas como ejemplo de ‘infraestructura

Inteligencia empresarial / Corporate Intelligence

[English text follows below] Ya sabemos que hoy en día está muy de moda llamar ‘inteligente’ o ‘smart’ a todo absolutamente, incluso a los últimos modelos de televisores. Pero hacer publicidad de un nudo de autopistas como ejemplo de ‘infraestructura

Cycling Barcelona versus Copenhagen: an Experiential Comparison

The other day I read an interesting critique of Barcelona’s cycling infrastructure titled “The Arrogance of Space”, by the Copenhagenize Design Company. As an avid cyclist living in Barcelona, and having recently visited Copenhagen on a week-long study trip with a group

Cycling Barcelona versus Copenhagen: an Experiential Comparison

The other day I read an interesting critique of Barcelona’s cycling infrastructure titled “The Arrogance of Space”, by the Copenhagenize Design Company. As an avid cyclist living in Barcelona, and having recently visited Copenhagen on a week-long study trip with a group

BMW Welter

Luxury automobiles are fetish items par excellence. The advertising, branding and merchandising of this kind of consumer good is designed to appeal to our emotions, not our rationality. Why else would we buy something that devalues by up to a

BMW Welter

Luxury automobiles are fetish items par excellence. The advertising, branding and merchandising of this kind of consumer good is designed to appeal to our emotions, not our rationality. Why else would we buy something that devalues by up to a

From White Cube to Big Box: Three Exurban Themes in the Work of Kim Adams

[originally published in 2002 Biennale of Sydney: (the world may be) fantastic] Kim Adams, Minnow Lure “Non-places are the real measure of our time; one that could be quantified…by totaling all the air, rail and motorway routes, the mobile cabins

From White Cube to Big Box: Three Exurban Themes in the Work of Kim Adams

[originally published in 2002 Biennale of Sydney: (the world may be) fantastic] Kim Adams, Minnow Lure “Non-places are the real measure of our time; one that could be quantified…by totaling all the air, rail and motorway routes, the mobile cabins