Mooo

No Fun at All

Jun. 6, 2011 by

This spring I had a chance to sit down with Ian Bogost and talk about Cow Clicker. Like a lot of people, I find Cow Clicker fascinating. Like a lot of people, I don’t think Cow Clicker is fun, at

Minecraft Urbanism and Taking the Fun Out of Place

Dec. 17, 2010 by

Minecraft has become a recent obsession. A sort of SimCity meets Lego meets Dungeons and Dragons, the emphasis is on building and exploration. And all the while you click away at the endless landscape of blocks, you have a feeling

Art Gallery Game

Art Gallery Game

Dec. 3, 2008 by

From the always remarkably smart and interesting Life Without Buildings blog: A sculptor with a sense of humor (“postmodernist fun,” some have said), Chris Saucedo creates site-specific work that transforms galleries into gameboards and back again. In the above image, a

Public Art WTF? Part 2

Public Art WTF? Part 2

Nov. 10, 2008 by

Viewed from a distance, the pile of big read beans, or bags, on the east end of the 16th street pedestrian bridge, looks sort of like a pile of frosting or a Dr. Suess Christmas tree. Once you get closer, the color

Public art WTF?

Public art WTF?

Nov. 8, 2008 by

Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of public art. But this piece sprung up over night on my path to downtown and just remind me of….well, the mind sort of boggles doesn’t it? Bloody beans would be

Laughing at Goff

Laughing at Goff

Jun. 14, 2008 by

Anything that Charles Jenks writes is probably worth a look. But when he joyously points to the fun in Bruce Goff’s work, any serious student of play in architecture has to stop and consider what’s going on: Looking, learning and