writingisbuilding

a writing and architecture workshop

Understanding Media

In Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man Marshall McLuhan imparts his famous maxim, “the medium is the message”. For McLuhan the terms media and technology are interchangeable and claims that their impact … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Soft City

“The Metropolis is a complete CYCLOPEDIA, where every man of the most religious or moral habits, attached to any sect, may find something to please his palate, regulate his taste, … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Other Room

The wall was approximately 12 ft long and 10 ft high. A modest sized wall in a modest sized room that contained evidence of a modest time spent in it. … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Archizoom

“Listen, I really think it’s going to be something quite extraordinary. Very spacious, bright, really well arranged, with no hidden corners, you know. There will be fine lighting, really brilliant, … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

I Am Sitting in a Room

I Am Sitting in a Room is book written by Brian Dillon over a 24 hour period. Placed under intense restrictions interms of space and time, Dillon muses on the relationship … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Pattern Language

http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/resource/onlinetext/HM/PoeticGoal.htm The link above is to The Poetry of the Language, a chapter in A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander et. al. In this introduction Alexander makes an extremely direct comparison between language and … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

London

London by Patrick Keiller The link above is to a film called London by Patrick Keiller. At its simplest, it’s a first-person narration of a man and his companions journeys across … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment