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Lewis Wadsworth
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Another project update shared from that beta hipper-than-thou social network Ello. It is kind of elegant. But let's face it, if Google with all its resources can't keep a Facebook competitor viable, how will a group of idealists who don't even seem to have a revenue plan?
(I thought I would describe my design process for this space. Said process has been edited for brevity. The first four images, obviously, are quick computer renderings of the completed room, and the second four are panoramas of the work-in-progress I took with a camera phone today.) So, a single floor-plate of this Victorian side-hall townhouse is about twenty feet wide by thirty-six long, with an additional semi-circular “bow” towards the stree...
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All Over Coffee

...examples of previous weekly comic strips (that doesn't seem like the right term, really) by Paul Madonna from the San Francisco Chronicle. These are ink wash drawings, usually created on site on a watercolor block. Madonna describes his technique and how he arrived at it, as well as his theory of "Hierarchy of Engagement" (which explains why he thinks these illustration "work") in his book Everything Is Its Own Reward.

These images are from the SFGate archives:

http://www.sfgate.com/comics/slideshow/All-Over-Coffee-Paul-Madonna-44779.php

Madonna's main site is

http://www.paulmadonna.com/all_over_coffee/index.htm

Madonna has begun a new series since finding himself evicted from his home and studio in San Francisco, which I posted about previously:

https://plus.google.com/+LewisWadsworthIV/posts/abvgXBozCMR

I have to wonder what will happen to All Over Coffee and to Paul Madonna, now that he has lost his studio and his home. (What would I do, if this happened to me? Could it happen to me, or to you?) 
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Dinosaurs are jerks.
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Black Angel

Accompanied by an exclusive introduction from the director Roger Christian, the incredible fantasy short returns. It was first released in certain cinemas ahead of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. Lost for 35 years, it has been found and restored to its former glory.

I finally had a chance to sit down and watch this. There is something odd and compelling to it, like a shared dream or dreamtime even if some elements of the story aren't particularly plausible within their own context. And if you've ever read "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" you'll probably have some idea, like me, of what is coming for--or maybe what is happening to--brave Sir Maddox, well before it happens on-screen. But still, still...
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A Bridge for Emperor Norton

https://www.change.org/p/name-the-bay-bridge-for-emperor-norton

Yes, that seems just right.

If by some chance you don't know about the one-and-only absolutely historical Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton

http://www.emperorsbridge.org/
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A sunny winter's day, I-5 heading towards Seattle...

I have no idea why this image looks so odd...is it just an example of "shaky HDR camera phone through a windshield" syndrome?
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Bro I am with you on the weather here. Today I had to take a pano of the epic awesomness of Seattle! LOL  

http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=81836

My workplace at the moment. 
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Ha! This is interesting...I can automatically share a post from Ello, the hip "alternative" social network, to a completely "old-school" one like G+.

Well, here you go then. I have to admit that G+'s lack of integration with the new-and-improved-or-simply-new Google Photos has made it difficult for me to order images in a gallery as I would like, and that's not true on Ello.
So, what are we looking at here? The first three images are quick panoramas made with my phone, of the kitchen/dining room of my current (and really only) project, which I have taken to calling "il Palazzo Ludovici". It's a rehabilitation of an 1865 side-hall Italianate townhouse in Boston. Construction has been going on twenty-one months. If there existed a special set of sensors which could detect the results of the rigorous application of "arc...
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The Eviction Series

In case you don't know: Paul Madonna is an award-winning comic creator, whose exquisitely-drawn and thought-provoking All Over Coffee pieces run weekly in the San Francisco Chronicle. Most of his work consists of unusual but utterly-recognizable illustrations of San Francisco's flamboyant architecture, with fragments of text (sometimes appearing as signs on the depicted buildings) recording the conversations, aspirations, and eccentricities of the inhabitants as they face the absurdities of life in this city.

Ironically enough and speaking of absurdities, the artist has suddenly found himself a victim of the ravening real estate market in San Francisco, losing his home and his studio of ten years. In response, he has begun a new series of drawings:

http://paulmadonna.tumblr.com/tagged/evictionseries/chrono

The main AOC website is of course

http://www.paulmadonna.com/all_over_coffee/index.htm

and somewhat-inconsistent archives of past strips are available here: 

http://www.sfgate.com/comics/slideshow/All-Over-Coffee-Paul-Madonna-44779.php

Incidentally, City Lights Books has published two beautiful collections of Madonna's work, All Over Coffee and Everything Is Its Own Reward.
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Some time in the next few days I plan on walking over here. 
 
Interesting new memorial on the MIT campus.  The structure is composed of stone and is entirely dry fitted - no fasteners, or adhesives.   
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What a great city for architecture. Enjoy Memorial Day!
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Norse IPViking Live.

This is a screen cap of

http://map.ipviking.com/

a mapped diagram of real Web attacks mounted against "honeypot" trap sites set by Norse to masquerade as various types of typical targets. Norse captures information from the attacks to build a database on attackers and their methods.

http://www.quora.com/Network-Security/How-does-the-Norse-IPViking-Live-product-work

Every few minutes a huge attack mounted from thousands of Chinese addresses will completely obscure the outlines of the United States on the map. Oddly enough, the second greatest number of attacks against US honeypots seem to come from US addresses.
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+Paulo Guerreiro If you hold your mouse cursor over an attacker or target in the lists to the sides it highlights the relevant attacks from or towards that item.

Most of the attacks are aimed towards the US because that is where Norse has the greatest wherewithal to establish fake server "honeypots." 

You can follow +Norse  on G+...their posts seem to refer to a completely different world than most of us perceive.
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Fairly-spontaneous collage, completed today on my underpowered phone during a lull in the family holiday social rituals.
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Designer, illustrator, artist, and teacher...wait, didn't I already write that somewhere? Why didn't I become a spy? How does one become one? I will delete all my files and burn my computer. Why is there no fire? Why aren't there the makings of one? How did I get in the unused room on the third floor?
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"Architecture is an art purely of invention, and invention is the most painful and the most difficult exercise of the human mind." - Sir John Soane
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    Principal, or possibly Chief Cultist, 2008 - present
  • Boston Architectural College
    Instructor, 2007 - 2013
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Seattle, Washington - New Haven, Connecticut - Hanover, New Hampshire - St. Augustine, Florida
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Architect who knows how to use a sword.
Introduction

Lewis Wadsworth is a designer, artist, and teacher in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lewis' architectural projects have appeared in AIArchitect, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, and have been honored by the Boston Society of Architects. He has also illustrated projects for architecture firms in the United States, Australia, and Japan. He teaches 3D design and software courses at the Boston Architectural College. He has served as a technical adviser on software manuals, and oddly enough sometimes is paid to tell publishers what he thinks about proposed books on software commonly used by architects.

Lewis also fences with an épée. A lot. And yes, that is a type of sword.

Bragging rights
Peter Eisenman threatened, when I was an architecture student, to make sure that I never had a job in architecture anywhere on the planet. I've never assumed he wasn't serious.
Education
  • Yale School of Architecture
    Master of Architecture, 2001 - 2005
    (where, notably, he was told by the same fool who gave Maya Lin a "B" for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial project that he was too "unconventional" to be an architect)
  • Dartmouth College
    A.B. Visual Studies, 1986 - 1990
    (where he learned a few things, mostly concerning the habits of obscure Roman emperors. You have to be pretty decadent to invent veal.)
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