The oldest surviving treatise on architecture is Vitruivius' highly influential de Architectura. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC) was an engineer of war machines, and skilled enough that he received a pension from the emperor in his retiurement, conditional on his writing a book that put forward his ideas about engineering and building.
Return to the Colloquium at MIT Architecture organized by Mark Goulthorpe, with the topic this year "The Changing Status of Light." The virtue of visits to Boston -Cambridge is the presence of John Craig Freeman at Emerson College. Freeman and Ulmer consulted Friday afternoon (after the colloquium) with Rodanthi Vardouli related to her thesis (a Dada approach to design history and theory). Saturday, joined by Loudon Stearns, the FRE performed Theoria with visits to the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Minuteman Memorial, and Walden Pond.
I've been using Evernote for a while to keep notes on day-to-day activities, especially as I develop things. They used to provide RSS feeds of publicly accessible "notebooks" and I was going to just syndicate my dev notes here, but they've disabled RSS! Typical corporate behavior. They have a "community" now, so wall it off and mine it. Anyway, I'll just post here, directly, then...and dump Evernote.