Thought I should bring your attention to a really great blog - I've been reading it for nearly a year now and have been consistently interested by nearly every post - it's called BLDBLG and it's a high tech exploration of the modern/futuristic interface between man and architecture. The quality of the writing and expression of thought is very good indeed. Sample discussions from recent posts include:

"How absolutely mind-boggling would it be to find out someday that there is, operating within the U.S. intelligence services, a small group of especially religious analysts who have been scouring the Caucausus region, funded by tax dollars, and armed with geoscanning equipment and several miles of rope, looking for the entrance to Hell?"

"In the desert 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles is a suburb abandoned in advance of itself—the unfinished extension of a place called California City. Visible from above now are a series of badly paved streets carved into the dust and gravel, like some peculiarly American response to the Nazca Lines (or even the labyrinth at Chartres cathedral). The uninhabited street plan has become an abstract geoglyph—unintentional land art visible from airplanes—not a thriving community at all."

"Ahmadinejad has studied the layout of Tehran to make sure the city can handle the crush of people who will arrive for God's first procession. The idea that the Second Coming of a messianic figure—from any religion—will bring with it enormous traffic-engineering concerns is something that had not, in fact, occurred to me. Has there been any serious study of what we might call messianic urbanism: the theologically motivated preemptive re-design of a city in order that that metropolis might better receive a future, supernatural guest? -It would be the city spatially formatted in an urbanism of End Times arrival."

They also have a book of the blog out too, which I have put on my christmas wishlist - in the meantime, check it out and let me know what you think!


Kevin Musgrove said...

Ta for that, Worm. Interesting stuff.

worm said...

sites like that that put me quite in awe of the amount of time, care and knowledge people must spend on their blogs!