Jonathan Ochshorn teaches architecture at Cornell University, and has a nominal private practice in Ithaca, NY, USA. He is also a founding member of the defunct rock group, Rollo, and continues to make music on his own. In his academic capacity, he writes about architecture, technology, and construction.
The name “impatient search” derives from “patient search” — this latter phrase could certainly be imagined as a website for locating your infirm friends and relatives currently recuperating in hospitals. However, its use in this context refers to an attitude or method necessary when you want to create something: this according to the architect Le Corbusier (Creation is a Patient Search is the name of one of his books). In fact, I initially created a patientsearch.com URL and gave it to my young son, who unfortunately let it lapse. It was immediately scooped up by some corporate entity and is now for sale. So I moved on, and ultimately decided that impatient search actually suits me better (I also have a website with that name).