Architectural Digest: There’s Now an Online Museum Dedicated Entirely to Diagonal Lines (Yes, Really)

Architectural Digest: There’s Now an Online Museum Dedicated Entirely to Diagonal Lines (Yes, Really). “Joel Levinson was in his second year of architecture studies at the University of Pennsylvania when he overheard two students speaking as if they were up to no good. These being fellow building buffs, however, their illicit conversation turned out to be a far cry from planning house parties while perched in the library stacks. Instead, the whispered dialogue was more of the drafting table variety: ‘They were talking about attaching triangular shapes into their otherwise orthogonal, blocky building designs,’ Levinson recalls. At the time, Levinson was intrigued. But today, he credits the moment with catalyzing his lifelong interest in what he refers to as ‘diagonality,’ or put more simply, the study of diagonal lines.”

Alphr: Explore Google Earth one squiggle at a time

Completely useless, but really nifty. From Alphr: Explore Google Earth one squiggle at a time . “This fun code experiment transforms aimless doodles into satellite imagery pulled from Google Earth. Created by artist and researcher Zach Lieberman, Land Lines invites you to draw a simple gesture, then watch it automatically pull up an analogous stretch of coastline, or hedgerow, or motorway.” You have to draw a LINE. No zigzags, no circles. Still fun.