Here’s AXS TV’s Broadcast Plans for Wrestle Kingdom…

For their 2019 broadcast of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest show of the year — Wrestle Kingdom 13, on January 4th, 2019 — cable channel AXS TV is shaking some things up a bit by airing a two-hour cut of NJPW‘s premiere annual show ON THE SAME, EXACT DAY that it airs in Japan. The show will feature a double-main-event with Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on Kenny Omega … Continue reading Here’s AXS TV’s Broadcast Plans for Wrestle Kingdom…

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Amazon’s New HQ are Biospheres; Like ‘BioDome’, but ALL the Way Around

Man, Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin would be proud.

NBBJ’s proposed design for the Seattle campus for internet retail giant Amazon (which you can shop for whatever you want through the PractitioNERD Amazon Store) has three interlocking biospheres that intend on housing around 65,000 square feet of floor space, including trees — yes, TREES —  in the double height spaces.  The use of biospheres obviously refers to the company’s name “Amazon,” while showing strong environmental awareness, as well as connecting the philosophies of the Whole Earth Catalog publication, architect Buckminster Fuller and anthropologist Gregory Bateson of the linking of cybernetic discourse and architecture.  Think of it as finally becoming an example of the actual (or soon-to-be actual) manifestation on the merging of 1960s-1970s hippie culture and counterculture architecture. Whew— I may need to sit down.   Continue reading “Amazon’s New HQ are Biospheres; Like ‘BioDome’, but ALL the Way Around”