Monthly Archives: November 2011

Unpacking the FG archive #2//Thursday night Randomiser

keepin it SUPER simple *

…”always try to randomize it.!”…




See ya..!


Sunday Bluff// Model Deconstruction


just raising our equity by range merging the off-hand stats from our leader position with this post about destroying models…smashing things is super awesome.!!

the DeathFromAbove

the JustPlayin’Stoopid

the ItHitTheFan

the PrankCall

the DramaticOne


Unpacking the Archive – Paris King // J to the N




Because we can

A plea for givenness

Good morning little trolls,

We give knowledge and wisdom for free today straight from the FG library.

“The Physiology and Phenomenology of Action


“Why use the word, givenness? The justification of this term givenness (outside its usage by Husserl) is that it now becomes necessary to situate ourselves at a level that not only interests the physiologist but also the physicist and even the anthropologist, the level of a general (non – specific) ontology devoted to “whatever is”. Givenness has to do with the way in which an object that exists in and for itself comes to be manifest for someone who gets to know it. Givenness also has to do with the organized totality of those constitutive operations thanks to which a subject is capable of giving itself an object. This terminology was introduced to resist the fixational temptations associated with the term sense data, which signifies that the object is simply what is there. However, a configuration in a visual field is not really data, far from it. For what are required so that is should exist are visual activities, the activity of gazing in order that some appearing thing acquire a stable form. So the word data is the end result of a process that has been brutally reified. The term givenness is more interesting on account of its progressive character, this active disbursing of sense data across a certain duration in the life of the subject, all of which is evoked by this nominalization of an action word (to give; givenness). Something is given on the basis of nothing or, more exactly, on the basis of a sort of pre-phenomenal retention of what is not yet manifest. So givenness refers us back to an altogether more primary level. It is a matter of appreciating that objects, is no far as they support properties, even sense data, are not there from the first. They have to be elaborated. Terms like elaborate, constitute, construct, and attribute designate this dynamic interaction between the subject and its world, a world which, for agents, is before all else their field of practical interaction. So these terms imply the same dynamic vocabulary.

Givenness saves us from a temptation inherent in transcendentalism: its excessive idealism. We are not talking about attributing to the subject the ability to create, from the ground up, an object that never existed before. What the subject contributes to the object is its sense. It has a sense for him, a sense that only emerges in relation to him, and this no matter what the nature of the object endowed with such a sense. Because any such object is the product of a living organism that has its habits, desires, needs, filters and hypotheses on the world in which it lives, and so attributes properties a priori or at least seeks to find such properties in the external world.”



Alain Berthoz & Jean – Luc Petit

Unpacking the Archive // Random plays


we keep getting emails the last 3-4 days about posting something serious and stop killing blogs just for fun.

watch and learn my minions what


is really about

Renzo’s interns just discovered the new Rhino handbook

French GOD of architecture Francois the ROCCCHE keeping notes // RADICAL!

Spotted outside the AA. ohyeahhh!!

Brad & Frank

Few more pics from FG archives are in the gallery bellow. (So boring to post all these photos since you cant even vote on X or H properly)

ciao for now

Photoshop CS4 Tutorials//THE BJARKE

The truth is, our little troll minions, that we had another article under construction for you tonight…something like how super-creative and uber-versatile danish architecture firms are…

Instead, here is some food for thought…(Sad no?)



NOTE1 Think about it

NOTE2 The chinese interns working on the site must have had so much fun…

Morning Quiz // for the radicals only // X or H ??


we got a little situation in Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates office and hopefully you could help!!!

After realizing this MASTERPIECE, every single magazine and journal want to publish it!





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