Tag Archives: pittsburgh

Comcast: Most Pittsburghers to get double internet speed at no extra cost

I got a phone call from Comcast last night. A recorded message told me that the service would be briefly down for upgrades in the early hours, and that the result would be double internet speeds for "most" customers at…

Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO: The Guggenheim and Falling Water

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Brickstructures has added two more models to their series of architectural LEGO microscale models, both designed by Frank Lloyd Wright: The Guggenheim Museum and Falling Water. The Gugg is $55, shipped, within the U.S.; it doesn't actually appear…

Style frames from The Road

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"Style Frames" are sort of like very rough concept art for movies, meant to evoke a feeling instead of being used a direct reference for set building and the like. Or at least that's what I've inferred from Hugh Marchant's…

Robot City, Pittsburgh

Robot City is a brownfield site in Pittsburgh, a railway roundhouse and abandoned cokeworks that once served as handmaiden to America's industrial revolution. Carnegie Mellon University plans to develop a high-tech robot testing site there for its Field Robotics Center.…

Mechanical crickets rule mysterious garden

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Outside the Mattress Factory art gallery in Pittsburgh, a ruined yard resembles a locale from Ico's sun-washed and abandoned castle. Normally, the space is silent save for water trickling down a stone gulley that divides it. For the next…