Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Architecture as plaything

Details, details
      Every evening at just before the 7 o'clock evening news, NHK presents its best guess of what the percent chance it is what the weather will be like the next day at three hour intervals in every major city in the country. And what it may be like the next six days. And if it will rain, how many centimeters? And which way the wind is likely to be coming from. And how the weather fronts are moving. 
So if you're curious how likely it is that it will be cloudy on Wednesday at three in the afternoon on the golf course in Nagoya, you've come to the right place. At a good eight minutes, this must be the world's most detailed TV weather report. Japanese are not dismissive of detail. They tend to think it authenticates
- Erika

Roadside bench