Re-Creation

This is a film about process. In the journey of developing a forthcoming piece about a global framework for urban design, I found myself compelled to create a digital interpretation of Professor Lynch’s seminal text, The Image of the City. Calling upon all of the (digital) tools available to man – i.e. the Adobe Suite,… Continue Reading


My Two Kentuckys

My education of United States geography came from a Fisher Price jigsaw puzzle – and by reading TV Guide. In August 1979, our family vacation took us on the road from our home in Baton Rouge to visit cousins in Indiana and friends in Cleveland. At the time, the country was covered by about 90… Continue Reading


How To Read An Island

This is an exercise in aerial land use interpretation. Sitting by the window and reading the landscape from the air – what can be deciphered? On this flight from Philadelphia to Detroit, we fly over Lake Erie and the Canadian island of Panton-le-Fou, Ontario. Centuries of European settlement have impacted the landscape below – from… Continue Reading


Sic Erat Scriptum

Was the Interstate created by dinosaurs? Whereas the anthropocene is a proposed geological period defined by the fact that the earth’s systems are now fundamentally determined by human activity; and whereas the United States Interstate Highway System is considered one of the great engineering marvels of the twentieth century; and whereas dinosaurs roamed the Earth… Continue Reading


Hringvegur

This is Iceland at the speed of sound (768 mph): a time-lapse circumnavigation via the Hringvegur (Ring Road) that circles the island. Iceland – the Nordic island country in the North Atlantic – is one of the most volcanically and geologically active places on Earth. This small European country has been described as if “someone… Continue Reading


From Sea To Shining Sea

This is a coast-to-coast drive across the United States: Four interstates, two turnpikes and a highway. Two bays, three mountain ranges and a divide. Eleven states, twenty-two ecoregions, seven metropolises and eight state capitals. Five days, four time zones and a continent. From sea level to eleven-thousand feet and back again. From the original colonies… Continue Reading