Archive


87 listings, approx. 0 hrs and 26 min of material



September 06, 2012
Observation, Philosophical, Life,
19.11 seconds
245 Buckminster Fuller : Visionary inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) is best known for his geodesic domes, which synthesized his ideas of architectural efficiency and sustainability. His work continues to influence architects, designers, scientists, and environmentalists to this day. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.47 in 38 votes
September 20, 2012
Observation, Pensive, Architecture,
27.02 seconds
480 Kenneth Finkel : Philadelphia's City Hall, built between 1871-1901, is the world's tallest masonry building. Historian Kenneth Finkel of Temple University says its unique marble facade obscures construction materials that are common across the rest of the city. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.47 in 19 votes
September 20, 2012
Observation, Confiding, Architecture,
29.98 seconds
481 Kenneth Finkel : The Ben Franklin Parkway, designed in 1917 to emulate the Champs-Elysees in Paris, cut across a large swath of the city, northwest of City Hall, displacing thousands of Philadelphians, says Temple University Professor of American Studies Kenneth Finkel. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.45 in 20 votes
September 20, 2012
Observation, Confiding, Architecture,
29.86 seconds
482 Kenneth Finkel : The Ben Franklin Parkway was an immense urban achievement in its day, and it helped bridge two eras in America's transportation history. According to Temple University's Kenneth Finkel, the parkway smoothed the way for the automobile era in Philadelphia. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.45 in 20 votes
August 28, 2012
Anecdote, Confiding, Life, The past, Observation,
22.46 seconds
210 Tina Fey : As the first female head writer for Saturday Night Live, and creator and star of the hit TV show 30 Rock, Upper Darby native Tina Fey uses a keen sense of observation as inspiration for cutting edge satire and social humor. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.44 in 32 votes
September 26, 2012
Observation, Enthusiastic, Community
28.18 seconds
2721 Rudy Flesher :
3.44 in 9 votes
August 22, 2012
Advice, Philosophical, Creativity, Observation, Labor,
29.74 seconds
114 Louis Kahn : Architect Louis Kahn, speaking literally about the building blocks of his chosen field. Considered one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, his groundbreaking buildings include the Yale University Art Center and The Salk Institute. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna
3.40 in 15 votes
October 06, 2012
Observation, Enthusiastic, Life
35.97 seconds
4598 schutzki : Eddie locked me out. His cane is here on the stoop.
3.36 in 14 votes
September 06, 2012
Observation, Philosophical, Art,
24.63 seconds
263 Zoe Strauss : Photographer Zoe Strauss has been taking pictures of the residents of Philadelphia's marginal neighborhoods for many years. Often showing her work in unusual places like under I-95, her latest exhibition took her to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.33 in 18 votes
October 06, 2012
Observation, Enthusiastic, Sports
28.02 seconds
4743 Rick J : Danny Briere Goal
3.33 in 3 votes
September 22, 2012
Observation, Aspiring, Democracy,
26.54 seconds
1446 Tukufu Zuberi : Tukufu Zuberi chairs the Sociology Department at U Penn, a position he says could never have been held by one of his most significant predecessors – civil rights activist, author, and educator W.E.B. Du Bois. Du Bois was a researcher at Penn in 1896. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.33 in 3 votes
August 28, 2012
Observation, Enthusiastic, Sports,
25.56 seconds
200 Philly Kids Soccer : In the process of building an audio tapestry of the city, Philadelphians from nine different neighbourhoods gathered to describe their experiences. Here's one of the voices that inspired the artists who created the This We Believe Mural project. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.33 in 3 votes
September 20, 2012
Observation, Aspiring, Democracy,
26.65 seconds
484 Paul Robeson : Iconic African-American actor, singer, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson spent his last years in Philadelphia. Though his career was derailed in the US by anti-communist black listing in the fifties, he never ceased working for peace and human unity. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.33 in 3 votes
October 05, 2012
Observation, Aspiring, The future
31.01 seconds
4580 Joy Rigel : If we work together, we can change the world
3.33 in 3 votes
August 22, 2012
Observation, Pensive, The present, Freedom,
17.61 seconds
105 Jimmy Heath : Jazz sax legend Jimmy Heath, dispensing advice to young musicians on not getting caught up in the popular culture's drive to be hip. He's been performing since he was a young man himself, growing up in the Philadelphia jazz scene of the 1940s. Submitted by Elisabeth Perez-Luna.
3.31 in 16 votes