The City of the Future Looks Like a Former Military Bunker in Taipei
Stuff of science fiction coming true —
That’s when Marco Casagrande, a Finnish architect, stepped in. The Taipei City Government had asked him to study the “organic layer” of the city and how they could react to it by means of urban planning. “I found out that Treasure Hill was actually much more ecological than the modern city,” he said. “They were recycling all their organic waste. They were even filtering water to be reused.”
Instagram is Ruining Vacation
Nice insight from Mary Pilon from Wired on how everyone with a cell phone is ruining experiences —
…as I stood there in Cambodia, swatted by selfie sticks, bruised by elbows, perfumed by the body odor of my fellow photogs, I realized the irony of being at a temple in which no one was really present.
Choosing Minecraft over Disney
Great article by my friend Julie Russell on Medium —
I wish this wasn’t true, because I love all of the Disney movies, and appreciate the recent releases with strong female characters, but I have yet to see an episode of any tween sitcom (as I’ll call them) in which the adults are not morons and the dialogue between the young characters is not caustic.