QuaDror – could this be useful for Christchurch?

On combing the interwebs today for the SMC’s weekly newsletter, I came across something incredible: the QuaDror. It’s a structural support system which, says the website: is a new space truss geometry that unfolds manifold design initiatives and can adapt to various conditions and configurations. Gizmodo has this to say about it: It has more […]

Lecture! The decline in NZ activism: who cares?

[Posting this because, amusingly, the Hutt C/S site hasn’t been updated in aaaaages] At a time when Tunisians and Egyptians are taking to the streets to overthrow governments these citizens see as corrupt or dictatorial or undemocratic, New Zealand citizen protest and activism is in decline and has been for several decades now. Other citizens […]

Christchurch Earthquake: Holy ****!

NOTE: I’m updating this constantly as new stuff comes in, with resources, accommodation stuff, etc I didn’t feel yesterday’s quake*. Sitting in Wellington, I would still have expected to (our building shakes pretty easily), but I was instantly aware that something was afoot when Twitter lit up with variations on the theme ‘holy ***, HUGE […]