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Gran Torino and Informational Conduits

April 25, 2010 by

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After a year and a half after its release, I finally watched the Clint Eastwood classic Gran Torino. Slumdog Millionaire was released at the same time as Gran Torino.  Slumdog was too emotionally involving because of its focus on snapshot episodic memories and situations.  I couldn’t watch any movie during that time period, not especially […]

My Idea for turning Skid Row into an Asset of Los Angeles: Turn it into a Big Park

April 21, 2010 by

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Skid Row isn’t one of the more glamorous spots in LA.  The only way you’ll see it on national TV is for a 20/20 exclusive for maybe 2 minutes if you should be so lucky. Lots of people sleeping in cars, trucks, tents, and other kind of makeshift shelters. Armed with Jane Jacobs’ The Life […]

Observations from a CNN Binge

April 9, 2010 by

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For a few days in the past few weeks, I’ve stayed home all day netbook in hand and CNN on TV, watching everything from the American Morning to Larry King Live. I’ve always been somewhat skeptical of CNN, but I love how important it made me feel to watch it at school on the big […]

Technology, Infrastructure, and Government

April 2, 2010 by

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In this increasingly urbanized, globalized, monetized world, we depend on infrastructures and technologies everyday to do what we have to do (or at least think we have to do). Technology is infrastructure.  Infrastructure is technology. Infrastructure is any structure that connects people to things.  Infrastructure is not just roads, bridges, or even just telecommunications.  Infrastructure […]