Monthly Archives: June 2014

Santa Fe Goes to War

In February 2011, a remarkable meeting took place at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SFI, one of the world’s preeminent academic and research institutions, has pioneered the use of concepts developed in studying complex adaptive … Continue reading

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The Revolution in Military Affairs: A Partial Timeline (+links)

“A Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is a major change in the nature of warfare brought about by the innovative application of new technologies which, combined with dramatic changes in military doctrine and operational and organisational concepts, fundamentally alters the … Continue reading

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Boredom/Anxiety/Time/Scales

Here the delirium of the recline of western civilization is experienced as both the ecstasy of crash culture and the catastrophe of our burn-out in digital culture.i Arran James has put up an in-depth and fascinating post over at Synthetic … Continue reading

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Control Data Manual

Does anyone out there have a pdf or scanned copy of Vague magazine issue 18/19 (1987), “Control Data Manual”, that they would be willing to share? Or, at the very least, Mark Downham’s essay  “Videodrome: The Thing in Room 101”? It would … Continue reading

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Material Cloud

Timo Arnall, of the BERG design consultancy in London and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, is soon recently a film titled Internet Machine, exploring the big data facilities that enable and host cloud computing technologies. Here’s a few images: In … Continue reading

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The Imagined Architecture: Three Quotes

De Chirico remains one of the most remarkable architectural precursors. He was grappling with the problems of absences and presences in time and space. We know that an object that is not consciously noticed at the time of a first … Continue reading

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