2016-06-13 2 min read

2016-06-13

Notes.

This past Friday I had the pleasure of spending a day at GE's Niskayuna Global Research Center, talking with some of the brightest and hardest working people in additive manufacturing about New York's AM ecosystem. Earlier in the week, I saw Fred Wilson and Michael Bloomberg talk about the business climate in NYC, and how "if you want to build a company that serves the world, you need to locate it where the world is." More of my thoughts on this here.

Wayfinding & Strategy.

Making & Manufacturing.

Distribution & Logistics.

Inspection & Testing.

  • The LISA - a planned space based gravitational telescope - is pretty wild. It'll basically be a chamber, falling through orbit, that's constantly trying to make sure that two test masses floating inside of it don't bump into any of its walls.
  • In praise of the developments that Donald Trump's father built in outer Brooklyn: "In a city that seems to build only for the rich now, we would do well to create a fraction of the affordable housing churned out by profit-hungry speculative builders (like the elder Trump) of the 1920s and 1930s."
  • Why cloud rendering never really became a thing.
  • Karl Jansky was a scientist at Bell Labs and one of the founding fathers of radio astronomy. It's fun that the difference between something coming from the sun and something coming from the Milky Way is four minutes per day.

Tangents.

Credit to Tarik and Andre for sending links this week. If you see something, send something :)

And.

Alastair Philip Wiper tours the factory that makes Harry's razorblades.


Love, Spencer.

p.s. - We should be better friends. Send me a note - coffee's on me :)

Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright is the (mostly accidental) founder of Scope of Work, which he started writing (as The Prepared) in 2013. Today he serves as its editor-in-chief and chief dilettante.
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