Visualizing Information: Hydrofield, by Travis Bost

“The Pig Goes Down the Python” — Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Summer 2011 Making information digestible is an art and sometimes the outcome actually is art.  Travis Bost is a graduate student in landscape architecture and the author of an installation that shows the fluctuations in the levels of the Mississippi River, over one year … Continue reading

The Graduate Design Studio in Landscape & Architecture at LSU: 6 down, 91 to go (weeks, not yards… ok, ok, i know there are only 4 downs in football)

We entered the design studio on the second floor of Atkinson Hall in the middle of August when it was 90 degrees by 10am and sticky humid day and night.  What do you wear when the heat drips off you and pools behind your knees and in the creases of your arms all day?  A … Continue reading

Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour, a BBC Documentary

Short documentary on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.  Thanks to the Imaginary Foundation (check out their blog for a multitude of interesting posts: for posting it.  Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour, a BBC Documentary. Link here: Ai Weiwei has gained popularity in the west over the past couple of years.  He has gained … Continue reading

The American Front Lawn

Growing up in various intown Atlanta neighborhoods, I was accustomed to single family houses with open front yards that connected one plot to the next for the entire length of the street.  Walking down Oakdale Road, there is a sense of openness and connectivity between homes and their front yards.  If there is a fence, … Continue reading