And the Steel Truss Award goes to… Structural engineers don’t have the most visible–or sexy–jobs around, so let me take this opportunity to congratulate Minneapolis’ HGA for winning an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for the mind-bogglingly complicated engineering of the new Walker.
The heights of virtuosity: A piano has been discovered within 200 metres of the peak of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. A biscuit wrapper found next to the piano suggests its placement goes back to at least 1986.
Viva la Pamphlet! Prickly Paradigm Press has been reviving the old-time pamphlet through a series of short publications on art, politics, and culture. A few are available as free pdfs (“Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology,” by Yale’s David Graeber, and The Baffler publisher Tom Frank offering perspectives on cultural studies from the left and right, for instance); others–like “Museum, Inc.” (a critique of the corporatization of art, by NYU’s Paul Werner)–are just ten bucks.