Brook Stevenson

New York, NY, United States

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Computer nerd turned machinist turned economic analyst turned architect.

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Brook Stevenson
Posted over 1 year ago
Toby Eccles: Invest in social change
Excellent issue to consider. With out challenging your point, there is room non-felon rehabilitation programs like helping children in state-care before their situation gets worse. Challenging your point, if a social investment can be linked to a more efficient benefit to society then its a success; though this success clearly seems hobbled by this easily obtainable felon label. Perhaps a good social investment would be to directly address this employment marketability?
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Brook Stevenson
Posted about 2 years ago
Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors
Taylor Wilson is a very impressive young adult and is a great role model of the young can accomplish. That being said, his two ideas of Molten Salt Reactor and small scale reactors are nothing new. I doubt he was the first person to combine the two ideas. Regardless, any extra publicity safe nuclear can get, the better! (until we can decentralize power with solar)
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Brook Stevenson
Posted about 3 years ago
Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier
Great timing on this post! I'll be presenting my current architectural thesis project, "Harnessing the Elderly", to a larger symposium tomorrow here in NYC. Love Carstensen's quote from her grandfather. Ignoring elders in our society is good for nobody! To those saying there's not enough convincing evidence, this would be an atrocious talk if she had to explain the details of statistical research. Google "Harnessing the Elderly" if anyone wants see my short video.
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Brook Stevenson
Posted over 3 years ago
Mark Raymond: Victims of the city
Cameron, he has not said cities, skyscrapers, highways, and shopping malls are bad. Just the opposite. The point he was making was that building with such a narrow focus, which is purely based on profits, neglects other possible solutions. His examples merely showed the possibilities of other, non-typical, methods of creating a city. He also specifically addresses that this is not an aesthetic issue, but a programmatic one. Not necessarily how something feels, but what it encourages. Right now we rarely have this discussion even though we're creating the world in which we live. Our physical environment affects us all so it stands to reason we should have a dialog about it beyond "does it make money?"
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Brook Stevenson
Posted over 3 years ago
Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment
Excellent timing! I'm doing my Architectural thesis project on integrating aquaponics into an old folks home of sorts, and was considering individual systems as well. Good to see communities building around this. I plan on making my project a reality so its especially great to see this stuff in real live action. Perhaps I should make one... Thanks Britta!
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Brook Stevenson
Posted about 5 years ago
Jesse Schell: When games invade real life
Lives being directed by corporate game developers developers is a scare proposition. Also, such a saturation of "gaming" could easily lead to a backlash. Similar to the first point on our current craze for reality and nature.
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Brook Stevenson
Posted over 6 years ago
Frank Gehry: A master architect asks, Now what?
Love, despise, or feel indifferent about Frank Gehry's architecture and his speech, there's at least one valuable point he makes. After the generally accepted tenets of architecture (considering client and context) there's something more. The 'then what' is where individualism amongst architects lie.