Even at the recommendation of someone I completely trust, I was reticent to let Michael Ferguson work on The Airspace. This gut feeling was predicated by the fact that Michael is a roommate of Airspace senior editor Eric Harsh. They had been living together for some time, The Airspace had been operating for a couple months, and yet there hadn’t been a thread connecting the two until April. It took only a brief conversation with Michael to change my opinion entirely.
Two weeks ago, Michael started casually posting articles for the Commentary Ticker. He honored Adam Yauch’s humanitarian contributions, put a picture of Zooey Deschanel on the site, questioned the morality of hedge fund managers, and told the story of a massive walk inspired by twelve Russian writers. Michael’s style has been present on The Airspace for over a week now, it’s only appropriate to introduce Michael as he makes his feature debut.
Michael is an architecture student at the University of Cincinnati with a keen appreciation of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. He blends his background in math, science, and engineering with an astute knowledge and respect for culture, politics, and ethics. More importantly, Michael infects the world with humor. And Michael is very funny.
Over the coming months, expect to see a lot of great content from Michael, be it in the form of Ticker articles; interviews with musicians, CEOs, or Average Joes; or thoughtful pieces on how culture is changing your world.
With wide-open arms and childlike excitement, we welcome Michael Ferguson to The Airspace.
Blake J. Graham