GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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THE LAST JOB ON EARTH

February 18, 2016 / 0 comments

“Machines could take 50% of jobs in the next 30 years” Moshe Vardi, Professor of computer science, Rice University Meet Alice, holder of the last recognisable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world. ‘The Last Job on Earth’ is a film produced in collaboration with the Guardian Sustainable…

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THE CITY THAT PRIVATISED ITSELF TO DEATH

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

I wonder what in 100 years from now it will be, London. The city that privatised itself to death. Abandoned to nature, maybe, the whole place a massive, feral version of that mimsy garden bridge over the Thames currently being planned by the giggling classes. Poor London, the ancient and forgotten metropolis, crumbling slowly into…

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THE FOUR HORSEMEN

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Many factors come into play when you want to win a horserace. Next to the fastest horse, there’s a need for the best team, perfect daily condition, an extraordinary rider and sometimes also a big bunch of luck. Passionate trademark analyst and L2 founder Scott Galloway will calling out for us the rates of Amazon,…

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ARCHITECTURE IS NOW A TOOL FOR CAPITAL

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Article from the Architectural Review As large housing estates are being demolished and the age of great social democracies recedes, taking with it any notion of an architecture for the public, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf asks if there is any alternative to building capital It is almost a year since Thomas Piketty published his…

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THE MEN WHO MADE US SPEND

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

The Men Who Made Us Spend – Episode 1 In the first of this three-part series investigating consumer spending, Jacques reveals how the concept of ‘product lifespan’ holds the key to our ever-churning consumerism. Exploring the historical origin of planned obsolescence, when some of the world biggest electrical manufacturers formed a light bulb cartel in…

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POWER TO CREATE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

The 21st century presents us with huge challenges. How can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in? In this extract from his annual RSA Chief Executive’s Lecture, Matthew Taylor offers a vision for the future – a world where every individual has the freedom and opportunity…

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ORDER AND DISORDER

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

ORDER AND DISORDER: ENERGY Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? In attempting to answer this question Jim investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars….

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ARCHITECTURE WITHOUT ARCHITECTS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

In a movie Dezeen filmed at his Golden Lion-winning installation in collaboration with Justin McGuirk and Urban-Think Tank at the Venice Architecture Biennale, architectural photographer Iwan Baan talks about how residents have built their own homes between the columns and floor plates of the unfinished Torre David skyscraper in Caracas. for more information, follow link:…

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ALL WATCHED OVER MY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a BBC television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis.[1] In the series, Curtis argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity, and instead have “distorted and simplified our view of the world around us.”[2] The title is taken from a 1967 poem of the same name…

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