Friends, Food & Fabrication

My first task today was to collect a package at USPS…

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This is a view along Cambridge St., MA… heading to the Post Office..

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Heading back in the direction of home and MIT on Cambridge St.

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On campus now… this is Parsons’ Laboratory, opposite the Stata Center on Vassar St.

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I have no clue what’s going on here today…

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no clue..

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My friend Jenine and I have a lunch date today… been a while since we hung out together… We went to Flour… This is their berry bread-pudding… it was really moist! Very delicious!

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Jenine had coffee with her bread pudding (because most people at MIT need coffee.. LOL)… Doesn’t that look delectable?!!

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I tried a Spindrift with mine.. My first time having that drink… pretty good I will say..

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I can’t remember the name of my sandwich, but it had grilled chicken, avocado, and jicama.. the bread was great too… Mmmmm how I love food…

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Hi Jenine! This is my awesome friend Jenine! Full of laughs, very artistic… and socially conscious too.. my kinda people!

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We both had the same sandwich..

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The bakery Flour on Massachusetts Ave. that we went to..

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I never eat everything I get… so I had half of a sandwich and my berry bread pudding left… to eat later on… Happy!

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I am in the FabLab cutting parts for my continued experiment… it seems like it will work… thus far.. been good..

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Spray painting my pieces…

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Painting the other side after drying…

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The hall of the 3rd Floor in Building 3 (next to the FabLab) at MIT..

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DCG (Design & Computation Group) alumni, Marcel Botha PhD (SMArchS ’06) talks about his experiences after DCG to my Forum class. He has done some really awesome projects and worked on life saving products. MIT was an opportunity to change his profession.. drawing on his architecture skills, training, and way of thinking.. I was glad to hear that, as I view it the same way too… an opportunity for a new, layered direction in life, and career…

Marcel Botha: “I am an Architect, Engineer, Product Manager and Technologist. I make physical things. I started with buildings. My last “traditional” building was a Catholic church. My first digitally printed/cut building was an emergency shelter. I dabbled in advertising, and won a scholarship for an ad campaign for Durex condoms, but decided to rather go to MIT using architecture as my Trojan Horse. I specialized in Digital manufacturing, Assembly Engineering and Media Arts. I designed soft cars for GM. Buses and Bus Stops (buildings again 😦 ) for Paris. Helped build a mesh networking company, SNIFLABS (Now General Sensing) with a first product for Social Networking of Pets (think a mashup of Nike+, Foursquare, and FB for your dog). Developed The Betacup with with fellow overlapper Toby Daniels, Starbucks and Jovoto. I convinced the Nordics that Mono-skiing was a resurgent trend on behalf of Mc Donalds during Christmas 2009. I needed more. In 2010 I started devoting my time exclusively to projects that were relevant, scalable, complex and ideally medical in nature. Since, I have developed a low cost electronic stethoscope, helped to reinvent the colposcope and launched Timesulin.

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My pieces… all dried, and ready for assembly..

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Assembly went well, but I learned a lesson… spray paint quality and thickness.. IMPORTANT! The green paint was much better than the white…

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Looks good I find… learned a lot from this experiment..

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Today was a good one… time spent with friends, food, great conversation, and fabrication/ research.. is always a plus!

Live with a purpose today!

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Comments
  1. LiveLuxeLife says:

    NIceness. I love looking at your work. If that’s a building I wanna live in it! And why do architects not like doing buildings? This is response to Marcel’s 😦 face to doing buildings in Paris. I think many architects today are designers and use architecture as an entre and a way to espress that love for design in a BIG way. *shrug* Its a thought. Yuh dont answer these things or what?

    • LOL.. Sorry for not responding. you make me laugh! I can’t speak for Marcel, but sometimes it’s what you experience in the industry. Architecture mostly about managing people, authorities, etc. .. I think most architects like doing buildings…. but sometimes the industry itself makes designing a building not readily possible.. or buildable.. and if it is in your nature to DO.. or see the result of your work and passions, you try to find other avenues in which you can use your talent and make a contribution…so it depends..

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