Screen shot of CBS Evening News segment on Bryan Berg’s houses of cards.
Here’s something from CBS Evening News involving architecture – a Harvard grad named Bryan Berg who builds houses of cards. He may not have (as he admits) a full deck but he certainly uses more than one of them to create his masterpieces. He does his card tricks for casinos, Disney, anyone who will pay, around the world – and he says it adds up to more than he would make as a real architect. And, he says, if a wing of his architecture falls down he doesn’t get sued. Furthermore, knocking them down is fun and that’s what he does when he’s done putting them up. And let us add that, based on CBS’s video of what he builds in the medium of cards, his work is superior to what he was taught at Harvard’s GSD, Graduate School of Design.
Good for him. Here he is:
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