Chicago Shopping Advice to Manolo: Get Out in the ‘hoods!

Lynne Kiesling The irrepressible Manolo is infesting Chicago and about to shop on the Mile of the Magnificence (not the Mile of the Miracles). My advice to Manolo: get out in the ‘hoods! I love Michigan Avenue and Oak Street as much as any other shopping hound, but the plenitude of capitalism means that most … More Chicago Shopping Advice to Manolo: Get Out in the ‘hoods!More Chicago Shopping Advice to Manolo: Get Out in the ‘hoods!

Wired’s Autopia

Lynne Kiesling While I’m at Wired, their car blog Autopia is an interesting read, particularly if you are interested in hybrid and/or hydrogen vehicle technologies. The current top post is on an Edmunds estimate that hybrids drivers saved $112 million in fuel costs in 2005. The commenters also raise some good points. … More Wired’s Autopia

Boundless Creativity: Sonic Fabric

Lynne Kiesling Interesting news item from Wired: Sonic Fabric is made from recycled audio tape woven with cotton, and it can be played to create (or re-create!) sound from four of the tracks on the tape. Sonic Fabric is the creation of audio-visual artist Alyce Santoro, and the Wired article describes the origins of the … More Boundless Creativity: Sonic FabricMore Boundless Creativity: Sonic Fabric