Copying these from the notebook before I lose it. I want to come back to a bunch of these: one of them led to a long Twitter conversation between Deb Chachra, Eleanor Saitta and myself that I need to return to soon. So, anyway. Jottings for the outboard memory.
Notes I worked from:
* Are we in fact tending to imagine a city-state? A city that borders on a closed and self-sufficient (resilient) energy state? Singapore rather than Brussels?
* Sonic architecture – footfall energy harvest – road energy harvest
* Repurposed ambient urban drones
* The ethics of machine reportage
* The lessons of archaeo-acoustics – can cities be designed for sound?
* acoustic mirrors in architecture
* Buildings that breathe
Notes from things Simon, Rachel and Bruce said:
* Futurism as radical reductionism
* Capital as simplification – human life happens in the friction
* To be an ecological human means understanding our bacterial nature
* Dematerialised Urbanism
* Predator Lidar
* Cities as habitats that domesticate the human
* Architecture forces solutions on materials
* It costs $1000 to grow three inches’ worth of tissue culture
[top image cropped from a bad iPhone shot of one of Rachel’s slides]