Gravity

What is it? A film by Mexican director, Alfonso Caurón, that explores the fragility of human inhabitation of space. Gravity begins 600km above the Earth's surface, where a NASA Explorer shuttle is docked to the Hubble space telescope. Civilian scientist, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), is retrofitting the telescope as part of a scientific grant,... Continue Reading →

The Oscars

What are they? An awards ceremony this Sunday afternoon (Pacific Standard Time) conducted by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that recognises excellence in film making over the past 12 months. Separate awards are bestowed upon the best film, best director, best actor, best actress and a host of other individuals. The Oscars is... Continue Reading →

100 things to do before I die

A selection from my list of 100 things to do before I die: 5. Visit space. 15. Design and build a synagogue. 21. Live near the beach. 27. Have a conversation in Italian with George Clooney. 31. Teach architecture at a university [done]. 44. Own and develop a property. 68. Visit the Vals Baths by... Continue Reading →

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