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How the hell did I miss Postopolis! LA: Bloggers, Media, Arts & Design Converge

In Downtown Los Angeles for the remainder of this week, at the Standard, the rest of Postopolis! will be going down–an event I probably heard about six weeks ago & promptly forgot or overlooked–criminally so. This event is hella more interesting than this short descriptive quote would seem to infer: “A live 5-day blogathon of back-to-back discussions, interviews, panel talks, slideshows, films and parties with scheduled and unscheduled guests, themed around landscape and the built environment.” Baroo?densityfieldsmaterialsandapplications

Let me explain. Last night I missed Fritz Haeg, whose Edible Estates replaces front yards–the classic American symbol–with fruit & veggie gardens (and who’s now transferring that idea into the animal realm with Animal Estates–very cool). Dwayne Oyler of OylerWu stopped by–they’re responsible for “Density Fields” at Materials & Applications in Silver Lake (pictured). I also missed Michael Dear, a professor of geography at USC, whose research delves into urbanism in LA, its proximity to Mexico, and homelessness in the city.

The good news: it goes on for four more days. Don’t miss the peeps behind the Fallen Fruit Collective, Mike The Poet, folks from curbedLA, GOOD Magazine & DWELL Magazine, and more. Stop in for a full day, or just for one talk. Full schedule behind le jump.

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Have you met TED?

Photo by Larry Johnson, used under Creative Commons
Photo by Larry Johnson, used under Creative Commons

Wrapping up in Long Beach this afternoon is TED2009.  If you’re not familiar, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.  It is an annual conference that brings together an incredible group of thinkers and doers from those fields and others to talk about “ideas worth spreading.”  Sadly, the $6,000 cover charge precludes me (and I imagine most of us) from attending the conference, but TED still provides a wonderful rabbit hole for the rest of us to fall into.

Clickity-click past the jump to discover why you’ll love TED, too.  Also how you can (sort of, virtually) join the audience at the conference.

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