TODAY IN LGBTQ+ HISTORY: On May 21, 1979, following the conviction of Dan White for voluntary manslaughter in the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk, San Francisco gay activists have a night-long battle with the SFPD, which becomes known as the "White Night Riot."
Not sure if anyone else caught this but it was super interesting
For those interested in architecture and design
Demain! May 18, 2022 09:00 AM in Edmonton
Global Studio Lecture with Ronald Rael
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film and student lead discussion
Wednesday 18 May 2022 @ 9am MST (UTC -7)
Join us for a film and student led discussion with Ronald Rael. His research interests connect indigenous and traditional material practices to contemporary technologies and issues. His imagination has been described as "audacious". As a designer, activist, trained architect, author, and thought leader, he explores, innovates, and creates in additive manufacturing, borderwall studies, earthen architecture, and 3D buildings. He holds the Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture at the University of California Berkeley with joint appointments in the Departments of Environmental Design and Art Practice.
These interests: 3D printed buildings, additive manufacturing, earth architecture, mud, dirt, dust, U.S.-Mexico border wall, arid landscapes, ranching, acequias, alipne deserts, ceramics, rural architecture, ruralism, animation, digital modeling, furry buildings, unnatural materials, rasquachetecture.
Read more about his work as educator and practitioner:
Ursula K. Le Guin on "technology"
"Technology is the active human interface with the material world.
But the word is consistently misused to mean only the enormously complex and specialised technologies of the past few decades, supported by massive exploitation both of natural and human resources.
This is not an acceptable use of the word. "Technology" and "hi tech" are not synonymous, and a technology that isn't "hi," isn't necessarily "low" in any meaningful sense.
We have been so desensitized by a hundred and fifty years of ceaselessly expanding technical prowess that we think nothing less complex and showy than a computer or a jet bomber deserves to be called "technology " at all. As if linen were the same thing as flax — as if paper, ink, wheels, knives, clocks, chairs, aspirin pills, were natural objects, born with us like our teeth and fingers -- as if steel saucepans with copper bottoms and fleece vests spun from recycled glass grew on trees, and we just picked them when they were ripe..."
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