November 2006

The Photography of Geert Goiris

By |2006-12-01T15:10:30-07:00November 7th, 2006|Architecture, Photography, The Future|

I stumbled across the photography of Geert Goiris on a few days ago and thought you might find the photos interesting. Ministry of Transportation, 2004 - Russia. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Futuro, 2002. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Eugene's Neighbourhood , 2002. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Palanga, 2000. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Children's Pavillion, 2005. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Visit [...]

October 2006

UX Magazine / Tom Guarriello – Experiencing Experience

By |2008-10-05T14:43:57-07:00October 31st, 2006|Design, Web|

By Tom Guarriello - From UX Magazine "Experience" is the new "black." Very hip, very now. It's impossible to read any publication even remotely concerned with commerce and not find some reference to "user" or "customer" experience. As a psychologist who's spent over 30 years focusing on human experience, this newfound attention is fascinating. After all, for most of the 19th and 20th centuries, what mattered most about people were [...]

Speed Racer: The 1960’s Version of the Future (Part 3)

By |2008-10-05T15:04:35-07:00October 30th, 2006|The Future|

I used to watch Speed Racer when it aired on MTV late at night (back in the mid-1990). It was then that I knew I loved retro-futurism. Speed Racer (originally called Mach Go Go Go) was first created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida (1933-1977) as a manga series in the 1960s and made the jump to TV as an anime series in 1967. The central character in the anime and [...]

THX 1138: The 1960’s Version of the Future (Part 2)

By |2008-10-05T15:07:38-07:00October 20th, 2006|Design, The Future|

Before you read this post - please note that it's long - but interesting. This is the second post in a series that details visions of the future (from the 1960's). In addition, you should know that content from this post was appropriatly borrowed from Wikipedia and the offical THX 1138 movie web site - see references at the end of this post. THX 1138 is a motion picture made [...]

Thunderbirds: The 1960’s Version of the Future (Part 1)

By |2008-10-05T15:08:31-07:00October 10th, 2006|The Future|

One of my favorite things in this world is the exploration of "future" as dipected in 1960's pop culture. This post introduces the Thunderbirds - a TV series that ran in the UK during the mid-sixties. The content was quoted from a Wikipedia entry. Set in the 21st century (stated to be 2026 in the series, retconned to 2066 in the movie Thunderbirds Are GO), Thunderbirds depicts the adventures of [...]

September 2006

A Modern Home

By |2008-10-05T15:09:30-07:00September 18th, 2006|Architecture, Design, The Future|

This last weekend I spent several hours studying and examining the world of new modern homes. I've discovered what could be the next incarnation of home building - prefabricated, environmentally positive, highly designed homes. Basically, companies like Clever Homes, Resolution 4, Alchemy Architects, kitHAUS and Empyrean have designed model (or kit) homes. The bits and pieces are highly designed, well engineered and environmentally efficient. The consumers of these homes work [...]

Michael Schumacher – End of an Era

By |2008-10-05T15:11:12-07:00September 11th, 2006|F1 & Autos|

After 90 wins, 1354 points and seven world championship titles, Michael Schumacher has announced he will retire at the end of this season. Statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen, Schumacher has, over the past 16 years, set a new standard to which younger drivers can only aspire. He may have courted controversy at times, but with his departure, the sport will lose one of its leading lights.

New Photos Online

By |2008-10-05T14:45:04-07:00September 9th, 2006|Photography|

I've added several wedding photos to the "photos" section. Since that section is a photoblog, it only shows one photo per day. You'll have to click on the "Previous" image to check them out. Visit Joe Hallock | Photos

August 2006

Coffee Table Computer

By |2008-10-05T15:11:56-07:00August 10th, 2006|Design|

From the writers at Engadget - "Stephen Johnson's Coffee Table PC is featured in this month's issue of T3 magazine, and includes a TV tuner, a 160GB HDD, a special LCD for displaying the weather, and is liquid cooled to keep things nice and quiet. There's also WiFi for streaming your media wirelessly, but the $4,765 starter price tag is enough to send us scurrying back to the relative safety [...]

Yesterday was the day…

By |2008-10-05T15:12:41-07:00August 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Well, it's official - I'm now someone's husband! Maureen and I were married at 5:25 on August 5, 2006 in Victoria B.C. The ceremony was in the Rose Garden of the Empress Hotel. This was followed by a champagne reception (also in the Rose Garden) and then the dinner reception in the Palm Court. I'm posting this entry from the road - when I get back I'll post a bunch [...]

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