Thursday, April 23, 2009
The final lecture in this year's AIAS lecture series takes place today, Thursday the 23rd, in Noble Research Center 106 on the OSU Stillwater campus, at 5:30 pm. We are hosting Adam Yarinsky from ARO in New York, who is the head of a really interesting and innovative architectural office, which has even been featured on the History Channel! This is a big deal; Architects rarely get this kind of exposure in the popular media, at least if your name isn't Frank Ghery, anyway.
I'm really excited about the lecture, but this week has been especially tough. Got an email officially denying my application to Cornell for Grad. School, which I admit is probably for the best since it didn't show me at my best and I'm not sure if the timing is right, but still hurts. There's a cognitive/ emotional break in my mind sometimes, where I can be completely rational about something yet be freaking out about it at the same time. Either way, it appears as if I'll be remaining in Tulsa for at least the near future. So until I can break into the design industry, I'll have plenty of opportunities to catch up on reading, practice guitar, improve my artwork, and generally be a normal person enjoying what I do. That'll be a nice break. (Yes dad, I plan on working too. I'm not getting any richer just doing THIS.)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Hoh. Lee. Crapp. I just can't stop listening to this album! It's easily the most addictive thing I've listened to since Cut Copy's In Ghost Colours or even Junior Senior's Hey Hey My My Yo Yo! I have listened to it at least once daily since I bought it last week, which is not good for my new electronic-dance-music obsession. If you know me personally, you probably have already had me telling you "dude, you just have to hear this!"
With contributions by scandinavian singers Lykke Li, Robyn, The Knife and Fever Ray's Karin Dreijrer Andersson, and Anneli Drecker, it delicately toes the line between disco-pop cheesiness and compositional genius. All the songs are strong, but put together they are a tour-de-force; simply put, you can listen to it over and over and it won't get old, and it'll make you want to shake your booty like an idiot. If their companion record, Senior, due out in September, is half as good as this it will still be fantastic.
Credit is most definitely due to Questionable Content's Jeph Jaques for letting his readers know about this gem.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Wow, it has been a busy couple of weeks since my last post, and it will be even busier leading up to my (drumroll please) graduation from the OSU school of Architecture. All I have to say about that is- finally! I can relax a little and be a normal person!
The lecture from Hans and Jeremy was awesome and we had a great turnout this time, thanks to everyone who made time to come. Thanks also to the O'Colly, who printed a very nice article about the lecture which also features yours truly!
I could go on and on about how crazy my life is right now and bore you to tears, but I'll keep it short, with a reminder that our final AIAS sponsored lecturer, Adam Yarinsky from Architecture Research Office in New York, will be here next Thursday the 23rd. There have been a hell of a lot of lecturers this semester, but we will hopefully be ending the year with one of the best. You should come.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Hans Butzer and Jeremy Gardner from Oklahoma City will be in Stillwater on this coming Thursday to give a lecture at 5:30 in 108 Engineering North on the OSU campus. Hans Butzer is the designer of the OKC National Memorial. This will really be a good one, so come if you can!