David Yoon is a "writer, designer, photographer, and self-confessed urban planning geek" whose blog "Narrow Streets: Los Angeles" plays with an intriguing idea: What if Los Angeles' wide streets could be narrowed? What would it do to the identity of the city, and to the place of people in it? "Narrow Streets' is a notional cousin to the idea of LA without cars, first visualized by photographer Matt Logue and later borrowed by filmmaker Ross Ching, but where those projects attempted to render LA quieter and emptier, Yoon's is after something more elusive: A city rescaled. If you're an urban planning geek, or even just a resident of the actual, wide-gauge LA, it's a stimulating way to think about the place, and it raises a nutty, bracing possibility -- liberation by smooshing.
The mayhem (or success) of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and Abbie Hoffman’s arrest for writing a forbidden word on his forehead. From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall. (See all Boing Boing installments)
According to the nerd media website, Bleeding Cool, Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea’s crazed, over-the-top, post-modern sci-fi satire, the Illuminatus! trilogy is slated to become a TV series. No details are given about where it might land, but given Hivemind’s association with Amazon Prime and Netflix, one of these outlets is a likely bet. […]
“What is this sorcery?”
When it comes to the qualities of a good project manager, you hear a lot of talk about “soft skills” like leadership ability and confidence. And where does confidence come from? It comes from people who are dead certain they know the right steps to take. In other words, you’ve got to master the hard […]
You might know someone who can make a pipe out of any conceivable household object. But if they’re doing it every time they smoke, it might be time to get them a little Christmas present. And we’ve got just the thing: The Twisty™️ Glass Original Combo Pack, priced way, way down for December. If you’ve […]
With all the revolutionary tech that’s out there, it’s pretty sad that finding a simple stud in your wall can feel like dowsing for water. This can be equally true whether you’re using a magnetic finder and it’s reliance on “feel,” or an electronic unit that can give fuzzy readings (especially when the batteries are […]