Tuesday , September 29 2020

Omnitectural Forum

Interesting site that focuses on

    the idea of architecture–titled with a bow to the late great mid-c20 American trade journal “Architectural Forum” –but it doesn’t really observe the typical parameters of architectural, or historical, or theoretical, or stylistic discussion. Think of it as sprawling and encompassing all in a distinctive way–and the magic is in the “omni” prefix. Unlike similar prefixes such as “multi” or “poly” or “pan”, “omni” denotes not only collectivity and/or encompassment, but a flickering and disorienting collectivity and/or encompassment, darting to and fro like a water strider, defying any artificial attempt to impose an identity or to put it in a nutshell –one can never tell where the omni comes from, or where the omni goes next. If one is never quite sure as to what Omnitectural Forum reflects or is all about, maybe that’s the point.

Food for thought regarding New York’s skyline and the changes of the last year. I’m still trying to come to terms with the concept of a “110-storey Sophie B. Hawkins.”

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

Check Also

Piranesi cover

Book Review: ‘Piranesi’ by Susanna Clarke

'Piranesi' by Susanna Clarke is a wonderful book that will break your heart for the loss it expresses and revive you with the hope it implies.