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Legal Implications of Models and Drawings

Tangerine is moving from idea and vision, to reality, thanks to the encouragement of many people like Mark Loomis. Mark's been interested in ideas for many years. He sent me the following email the other day, which I greatly appreciate. With his permission I include it here in this post. Mark writes: Hi Rob, I … Continue reading Legal Implications of Models and Drawings

the future of AEC software – an opinion

I have an opinion about the current state, and the future, of software serving the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Is that OK, to have an opinion if I back it up? Software companies serving or entering the AEC industry are situated, at rest or in motion, at different positions on what I'm sure … Continue reading the future of AEC software – an opinion

Using Models on the Construction Site

I've been working on a construction site  for two weeks now, after 12 years developing BIMs (models) and construction drawings at several Architecture firms, and 8 years working at a software company that provides software that enables this. Two weeks on the construction site is not enough time to form a complete picture of the … Continue reading Using Models on the Construction Site

Drawings Support Thought and Understanding

I was asked to comment on this tweet! I'm happy that someone (thank you Ryan Schultz!) asks me to comment. I appreciate that very much. I know that for many years now -- we've lost count, right?  -- has it been about 15 years now since this idea of 'getting rid of drawings' started circulating, … Continue reading Drawings Support Thought and Understanding

Figuring out the inscrutable

https://vimeo.com/oddviz/elorfelinato Very interesting, and the sounds go perfectly. In a unique way the technique makes the point that all things are pretty much inscrutable, but by looking at the inscrutable in various ways, we can build up a workable (productive) understanding. Make no mistake, if you look at the whole of the model without the … Continue reading Figuring out the inscrutable

C O G N I T I O N — I G N I T I O N

The future will be a C O G N I T I O N -- I G N I T I O N ...5 …4 …3 …2 …1 …IGNITION …and lift off, we have lift off https://youtu.be/deB_u-to-IE [Light my Fire -- The Doors] The fire of cognition will come from... Immersing Cognitive Systems in New Media: At Tangerine, … Continue reading C O G N I T I O N — I G N I T I O N

3D is not ‘2D 2.0’

“Perhaps you should consider letting this into your mind: 3D is not '2D 2.0' … it’s a difference in medium, different things, different purpose.” My good friend on Linkedin, Hans Lammerts made that comment today and included two of my posts: Seriously, really, what IS "drawing"? The “drawing vs model” debate is wasting this industry’s … Continue reading 3D is not ‘2D 2.0’

A Media innovation spec, and cognitive systems

At Tangerine, we're seeking a software company partner that shares our interest in two things: A Media Innovation Spec  At Tangerine, my company since early 2016, I’ve conceptualized and specified a new set of innovations extending the concept of drawing-model fusion. Previously, and built from that concept, I have 3 patents (owned by my former … Continue reading A Media innovation spec, and cognitive systems

The “drawing vs model” debate is wasting this industry’s energy

The “drawing vs model” debate is wasting this industry’s energy, wasting opportunity to develop significant innovation. The opportunity is wasted because the entire “debate” is founded on conceptual error. When we make technical drawings, construction drawings, or even conceptual sketches (see thoughts on Picasso Plain Bull here https://tangerinefocus.com/2017/06/04/the-field-of-play-iv/ ), what we’re doing is narrowing down, focusing … Continue reading The “drawing vs model” debate is wasting this industry’s energy

“Drawing” is the act of taking a closer look

"Drawing" is the act of taking a closer look. I think that's really the best way of describing it that I can come up with. It creates a problem for some people though, a self-created problem. Many people, certain kinds of tech enthusiasts usually (strange as it may seem if you think about it, though … Continue reading “Drawing” is the act of taking a closer look