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November 2016

Placement

Robert Smithson, Intl. [Placement Archives]

Originally published – JUNE 26, 2005   Robert Smithson, "Terminal Area Concepts," Tibbets, Abbot, McCarthy, and Stratton, c.1966 Robert Smithson’s distant, mythic, Spiral Jetty is his most familiar artwork. However, it was nearly eclipsed by an earlier and far more commercial proposal to develop the “Dallas Fort Worth Regional Airport”…
E. Tage Larsen
November 25, 2016
Placement

Suffering from Comparison [Placement Archives]

Originally published – MAY 25, 2005 Now grossly over-magnified, marketing is pivotal in exaggerating choice in western culture. It’s a tired refrain to remind that branders and advertisers gorge you on implausible and improbable variants of things you already own or likely never needed — a buffet of attrition culminating…
E. Tage Larsen
November 20, 2016
Cycling

Lost in Tallman Park

  This is the view "back", after little racing bike with 23mm road tires and I fought in vain against a leaf strewn hiking path in an attempt to find the paved "bike path". The hiking path dead ended and me and all the carbon fiber in the world had…
E. Tage Larsen
November 19, 2016
Placement

Relevant, Authentic and Intimate [Placement Archives]

Originally published – JUNE 16, 2005 Despite the marvelous technology that colors our lives, we persist in perpetuating an anachronistic mindset. According to Ron Pompei we might as well be living in the 19th Century. Our growth is subsumed by a culture that privileges an ever-narrowing worldview. Ron Pompei is…
E. Tage Larsen
November 18, 2016
Placement

Making Light [Placement Archives]

Originally published – June 13, 2005 Though you can draw a diagram for the different axis’s that humor works on, you can’t really sit down and tell somebody what “funny” is. Humor is contextual, inexplicable and personal. Bob Mankoff has been working on a research project with the University of…
E. Tage Larsen
November 18, 2016
Par Avian

Par Avian

From 2004 to 2014, I ran a private mixtape collective for a group of 50 friends, all music savants.  It was a group that weathered the maturation of online music from the shadowy shores of Napster and Limewire to the gilded halls of Apple's one-click music store.  We were a…
E. Tage Larsen
November 16, 2016
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The Twelve Days of Cary Grant, 2016

Click the edit button to add your testimonial. There are many ways in which I'm an anachronism and perhaps a lynchpin to that particular house of cards is a life long fascination with Cary Grant: a matinee idol comprised of dark, suave sophistication and daffy, self-effacing humor.  Grant was a…
E. Tage Larsen
November 16, 2016
Placement

A Practicable Reform [Placement Archives]

Originally published – JUNE 03, 2005   The image you see here is from a manuscript auction a few months back. It's been resting in limbo because I keep thinking it’s from a Sotheby’s sale in March, and that i'll find the source material. No matter how many times I…
E. Tage Larsen
November 15, 2016