Out Now: Volume #49

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.

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Previews from Volume #49: Hello World!

Table of Contents

Editorial: Going Live
Nick Axel

The Rational City
Christine Boyer

Out of the Loop
Doug Spencer

On Automation in The Stack
Benjamin H. Bratton

Architecture After the Event Horizon
Kazys Varnelis

Demo Life
Orit Halpern

Nader Vossoughian

The Ultimate Industrial Revolution
W J McKee

Animated Aberrations, Rebellious Objects
Shannon Mattern

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
Francesco Sebregondi

We, Robots
Kas Oosterhuis

Social Physics and Democratic Suprematism
Philippe Morel

The Promethean Gift Economy
Troy Conrad Therrien

Machine Learning from Las Vegas
Pierre Cutellic

Domestic Machines
Nicholas Korody

Machinic Apprenticeship
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


Previews from ‘In Loving Support’, insert from Volume #49: Hello World!


Buy Volume #49

Volume #49: Hello World!
Editor in Chief: Arjen Oosterman
Designed by Irma Boom and Julia Neller
128 Pages
Soft-cover binding
ISSN 1574-9401
ISBN 9789077966495

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