hy fi

latimes.com
Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies
Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space.
By Jerry Hirsch

in case you want some details about how particularly scummy musk’s current businesses are. for example:

New York state is spending $750 million to build a solar panel factory in Buffalo for SolarCity. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company will lease the plant for $1 a year. It will not pay property taxes for a decade, which would otherwise total an estimated $260 million.

and that’s just one instance of the massive government (i.e. taxpayer) money he rakes in, all so that he can profit. the traditional justification offered by capitalists is that the capitalist deserves to retain the profit because he puts in the initial investment for fixed capital but musk isnt even doing that. there’s zero reason why the employees and the people of new york (who funded hte construction of this factory) shouldnt be the ones to see the benefit, but instead this scumfuck parasite gets to walk away with the cash and impress a bunch of well-to-do liberals with how ~ecologically responsible~ he is

Congratulations to David Benjamin of The Living, whose Young Architect’s Program installation at MoMA PS1 received a Holcim Award for sustainability. 

[Installation view of The Living’s Hy-Fi, the winning project of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 2014 Young Architects Program. June 27-September 7, 2014. Photograph by Kris Graves]

Self-assembling fungus tower will grow in New York this summer
This summer, New York’s Museum of Modern Art PS1 will play host to a structure built out of self-assembling bricks. Hy-Fi, designed by architect David Benjamin, will open in late June, and be built primarily built from a combination of corn husks and fungus. Bricks made of the two organic materials will be set in place to create three open towers, before being topped by a smaller set of bricks coated in a reflective film.