about 700 words
1 march 2006
Dydd Gwyl Dewi - St David's Day
opening of Y Senedd,
the new Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff
5th birthday of daffodil
d a f f o d i l f i f t y - t w o
monthly news of experiments in public writing at
l i s t e d d e s i g n s a n d b o o k s
Today i am beginning a digital catalog of some of my designs and books rescued from inaccessible parts of my memory or archive
(in the UK a 'listed' building is an antique that is considered to be worth preserving!)
The first antique design that comes to mind is a proposal for a mobile Welsh Assembly building, moving each year to a different town in Wales, as does the National Eisteddfod.
The idea of rescuing this design came to me this morning when i switched on the radio and heard that the new Senedd or Welsh Assemby Building in Cardiff is being opened today.
Still feeling sorry for my ignord design proposal, i decided to bring it to light in softopia, my public writing place, TODAY!
...then generalising that idea, i decide to catalogue some of my hidden or neglected designs... and books also...
w h a t ' s n e w ?
since daffodil 51 there were 11 new entries online: http://www.publicwriting.net/2.2/whats_new.html
Two of these were provoked by the appearance in the Wikipedia of an entry on 'Design methods' written by Adam Kallish, and others.
Adam asked me to respond. My reaction was to attempt my own version, on softopia:
'design methods in 250 words' http://www.publicwriting.net/2.2/design_methods_250_words.html
'the literature on design methods' http://www.publicwriting.net/2.2/design_methods_literature.html
I have been extending and amending these pages for a week and may continue... as i do this i feel as i did when writing Design Methods - glad to be describing a collective entity that is greater than, and perhaps more useful than, any of us individually!
Since these pages on design methods appeared on softopia about a week ago the number of visits has doubled!
r a d i o (dates of broadcasts AND HOW TO LISTEN ANYWHERE*)
The weekly broadcasts of the Late Late Breakfast Show from the Foundry** (the London art pub or bar*) on Resonance FM are continuing at 104.4 FM between 12.00 and 13.00 London Time (at present Greenwich Mean Time Time) on Fridays.
I expect to be reading from the digital diary every other Friday - the next reading will be broadcast on 3rd MARCH 2006
*TALKING TO SEVERAL SUBSCRIBERS LATELY I FOUND THAT NONE OF THEM REALISED THAT YOU CAN LISTEN VIA THE INTERNET TO FUTURE AND PAST BROADCASTS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IF YOU CLICK:
and then click 'live radio' or 'archives'.
**The Foundry is at: 84-86 Great Eastern Street, London EC4 a short walk from Old Street Tube Station, exit 3, phone 020 7739 6900.
RATHER AMAZING? long scroll of pictures of what's on at the foundry: http://www.foundry.tv
s u b s c r i b i n g :
There are now about 215 subscribers and normally about 6 to 10 visit each day... but in the last week the number has doubled...
just over half of these are people who have not visited before and just under a half are repeat visits... visits are recorded from about 85 countries.
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