Out Now: Volume #49: Hello World!
Machines have long been integral to architectural discourse. Vitruvius concluded his ten books with a meditation on war machines, and Le Corbusier published on his industrial muses just over 100 years ago. Yet something is different today. We have always learned from machines – our societies are fundamentally shaped by their processes – but now, machines learn. We live in paradoxical times. Machinic processes, computational algorithms and artificial intelligence have never been so proximate, direct, and intimate to daily life, yet we are many steps removed from their practical operations. This issue of Volume, the third in our Learning series, seeks to take one small step in the direction towards understanding the contemporary relevance of machines for architecture, and one giant leap for mankind.
Volume #49: Hello World! includes ‘In Loving Support’, a 32-page insert produced with Het Nieuwe Instituut on living and working with algorithms.
Table of Contents
Editorial: Going Live
The Rational City
Out of the Loop
On Automation in The Stack
Benjamin H. Bratton
Architecture After the Event Horizon
The Ultimate Industrial Revolution
W J McKee
Animated Aberrations, Rebellious Objects
Welcome to FutureLand
Victor M. Sanz
Robots on Screen
Abla El Bahrawy and Kendal Lucy Beynon
Insert: In Loving Support
The Smart City of Gaza
Social Physics and Democratic Suprematism
The Promethean Gift Economy
Troy Conrad Therrien
Machine Learning from Las Vegas
Sara Dean and Etienne Turpin
Ed Keller and Carla Leitao
Here and Anywhere in the World
Valle Medina and Benjamin Reynolds
Where the City Can’t See
Tim Maughan and Liam Young
Volume #49: Hello World!
Editor in Chief: Arjen Oosterman
Designed by Irma Boom and Julia Neller