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    1. Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.
    1. Let us then create a new guild of craftsmen without the class distinctions that raise an arrogant barrier between craftsman and artist! Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.

      Bauhaus

      The Tower of Babel

      When I first read this manifesto, I had immediate associations with the Tower of Babel. The cathedral project of global neoliberal capitalism began as a socialist utopian project in the Weimar Republic as Germany’s first experiment in democracy. The democratic experiment failed when the Nazis shut down the Bauhaus in 1933.

      The experiment continued in the United States of America as the Bauhaus diaspora spread the ideas of modernism to the art, design and architecture academies around the world.

      The World Trade Center in New York City embodied the vision of modern architecture that Walter Gropius had been exploring at the Bauhaus, defining the trinity of building materials of the modern world: steel, glass, and concrete.

      When the twin towers collapsed on 9/11, the modernism movement came to an abrupt end. Ever since, we have been living in a distinctly postmodern world.

    1. Germany is celebrating 100 years since the beginnings of the Bauhaus in 1919.

      I wrote this article as a survey of articles about the Bauhaus.

    1. "Let us together create the new building of the future, which will be everything in one form: architecture and sculpture and painting"
  2. Sep 2021
    1. What kind of world do we want to live in?

      I think of the Bauhaus as the futurists who turned intention into pedagogy, practices, designs, artifacts, and architecture. They turned intention into the modern world. Now that we live in a postmodern world, we are thinking through the errors and mistakes in our designs and iterating on those designs with incremental changes to the way we live modern life. We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.

      A letter to the future in the form of a manifesto:

      “Let us then create a new guild of craftsmen without the class distinctions that raise an arrogant barrier between craftsman and artist! Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.”

      — Walter Gropius

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    1. I had created a bunch of annotations on: https://loadimpact.com/our-beliefs/ https://hyp.is/bYpY5lKoEeqO_HdxChFU0Q/loadimpact.com/our-beliefs/

      But when I click "Visit annotations in context"

      Hypothesis shows an error:

      Annotation unavailable The current URL links to an annotation, but that annotation cannot be found, or you do not have permission to view it.

      How do I edit my existing annotations for the previous URL and update them to reference the new URL instead?

    1. Load Testing Manifesto Simple testing is better than no testingLoad testing should be goal orientedLoad testing by developersDeveloper experience is super importantLoad test in a pre-production environment
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    1. Work/Life Integrity

      Definition: Work so that it produces value that is important to you in the world. Live your life (family & personal lifestyle) in a way that is consistent with the values that are important to you.

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