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Iambic Architecture OR Dee DUM Dee DUM Dee DUM Dee DUm Dee DUM.

September 25, 2015

Because we’re back where we belong



Today’s lecture venue is wonderful is a number of respects.  It’s roomy, comfortable, and acoustically efficient.  The lights work, and the console is generally well equipped.  There’s only one technology that doesn’t completely work and that’s the steps that lead you down the raked seating.

Now steps are a fairly early idea.  We can comfortably say that they are have been with us for millennia.  As a means of enabling human beings to climb up the interior of buildings or descend into burial vaults with a moderate degree of convenience they’re a pretty familiar success.

But the lecture theatre I’ll be in today is different.  These steps have been designed by a brilliant architect with a bold new take on the whole “steps” concept.  It’s just the fault of the rest of us that we can’t keep up with their sense of vision.

These steps are iambic.  They alternate long…

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