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Today On THINK: Lighting, Lamster And Me

by Jerome Weeks 11 Sep 2013 10:14 AM

Dallas skyline is all lit up at night these days: A good thing, a purty thing … or what? Morning News architecture critic and Art & Seek’s Jerome Weeks talk with Krys Boyd at noon on THINK.


skylineBecause the Big Green Bank of America building has been dark for a couple months but will be coming back brighter than ever in November, it occurred to us, here at Deep Thought Central, that this seemed a likely peg for some consideration: These days, why is every building taller than ten feet trying to blind us with nighttime bling? Is this a good thing or what? Also worth noting on that peg: the return of Expanded Cinema, VideoFest’s one-night-only transformation of the Omni Hotel into a giant video screen.

The greybeards among you with long memories know that I expounded extensively on this topic last year. But that was an online essay prompted by a panel discussion held by the Dallas Center for Architecture. The world has changed since then. For one thing, the Dallas Morning News has a new architecture critic, Mark Lamster, who will be talking tomorrow at the Dallas Museum of Art. For another … did we mention the Big Green Nightlight going off and coming back?

Ah, but most of all, now we’re going to talk the talk on the radio. Host Krys Boyd will be chatting with both Lamster and me on the subject of dressing up skyscrapers with extra wattage today at noon on KERA’s THINK.

Listen in: You may hear me learn something.