San Francisco, CA.
Plenary talk by David Seamon on "Ways of Understanding Wholeness: Christopher Alexander’s work as synergistic relationality". (Portland Urban Architecture Research Lab International Conference) 20181026
First Climate Ventures peer circle on Systems Thinking @csiTO. Sketching on flipchart sheet as a reference artifact to keep track of conversation on the complex versus the complicated. Informal meeting was scheduled on short notice, we'll try to meet Monday afternoons every three weeks. (Centre for Social innovation, 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario) 20181022
Had zipper heads replaced while I watched, as my winter coat was opening up on walks during the severe cold temperature warning. Previously had brought in wife's coat to buy an exact match for a broken zipper, and was advised by the clerk that the teeth were fine, so just the zipper heads would be a cheaper and immediate fix. Trust the judgement of the shopkeeper. (World Sew Centre, Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario) 20190119
Charcuterie platter served through to the chef's table through a window open to the kitchen. The second dish, following an amuse-bouche of battered oyster mushrooms, followed by salad. Well-paced 3-hour family celebration of RDI's 25th birthday. (Richmond Station, Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario) 20180910
Marquis event with #LucySuchman on Apparatuses of Recognition @JHIevents @UofTInfoFaculty Situational awareness criticizing the core doctrine of command and control with (i) the training situation; (ii) remote control to separate the soldier from the combat; and (iii) autonomous weapon systems. Video replay at https://www.facebook.com/iSchoolToronto/videos/342667976597711/ . (Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario) 20190422