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Under the influence of the Science/Technology/Society program here at Michigan, and still exploring the crossovers of architecture and interaction design, I am currently researching a book on the activations of architecture, especially through the analogies of today's  embedded intelligence with early electrification a century ago, as prompted by the current revolution in "re-electrification": cleantech, smartgrids, and micropower.

My working title is:

Activating the Microgrid

Which as of spring 2016 was a googlewhack so let me claim it. The project has no site as yet, but here at least is ...

an abstract+outline (4 page PDF)

a concept map (diagram)

and a preamble (1200-word essay)


"Demon Electricity?"
A midcentury neon sign for Utah Power and Light