All popular images of the event are fascinated with that bright blue sky: The innocuousness of the clear late-summer day, the passenger plane familiar over a city skyline, the rectangular skyscrapers. The event described in these images has its own story, its own trajectory. Like a video game it suggests a user control, it can… Read More bright blue sky
a spectator in the spectacle. more to come
At one time, almost all American TV programs were filmed in midtown New York.
(from a paper, given with Barbara Adams, at the Royal Academy of British Architects, London, July 2009) I remember the first Michael Jackson music video I ever saw; in my grandparents’ living room in Lagos, during the evening hour when state television showed the latest in American, British and Caribbean black pop music. The glowing… Read More MJ