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During this hugely pertinent factor, guest-editor Nic transparent questions bought notions of the long run. Are the authorized norms of monetary development and growth the single skill during which society can advance and prosper? should still the present monetary predicament be making us name into query a way forward for limitless development? Can this second of trouble – fiscal, environmental and technological – let us to make extra knowledgeable offerings concerning the kind of destiny that we need and will really in achieving? Architectures of the close to destiny bargains a chain of different voices, constructing a few of the ignored parts of up to date city lifestyles and unique visions of what should be to return. instead of offering simplistic and seductive pictures of an intangible glossy destiny, it rocks the comfortable global of structure with polemical blasts. - attracts on subject matters as diversified as artificial area, psychoanalysis, Postmodern geography, post-economics, cybernetics and advancements in neurology. - comprises an exploration of the paintings of JG Ballard. - good points the paintings of Ben Nicholson.

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You may laugh. As obscure as it may sound: only when the dead body is dissected in its entirety can it be resurrected and its testicles be recoded. Hail the chimes of myths. Out there somewhere are leprosy-shredded extremities, forever drifting helpless through the boiling fever pits of the epicurean soup. Along floats a faint shadow. Luminously quiet and backwards plays his castrated voice: Oh yes I spit on thee! Drench your soul in my pestinfested saliva. I am the Groom. 4 Note 1. Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer, ‘The “Scholars’ Translation” of the Gospel of Thomas’, from The Complete Gospels: Annotated Scholars Version, Polebridge Press, 1994.

New LED technologies are soon to reach 350 – almost four times the luminous efficiency of the sun. The metrics of infrastructural auditing must be treated with extreme caution. A question beyond the scope of this piece, but which needs to be mentioned, is again driven by technology in the service of advertising. The near future will see the introduction of very low-energy digital paint technologies: any surfaces in the urban environment will become displays and will have a mutable appearance. This protean quality will no longer be consigned to the night: digital paint reflects light – like a book, it becomes easier to read by day.

See also: Antonio Sant’Elia, ‘Manifesto of Futurist Architecture’, 1914, as published in Umbro Apollonio (ed), The Documents of Twentieth Century Art: Futurist Manifestos, Viking Press (New York), 1973. 9. Stephen Baxter, Deep Future, Victor Gollancz (London), 2002. 10. Michael Benson, ‘A Look Back at Day Zero’, Leonardo Electronic Almanach, Vol 8, No 2, February 2000. html. 11. ‘Distructure’, as defined by Andree C Ehresmann and J-P Vanbremeersch, Memory Evolutive Systems: Hierarchy, Emergence, Cognition, Elsevier (Amsterdam and Oxford), 2007, and by Mark Cousins, ‘Distructure’ lecture series, Architectural Association, London, 27 February to 20 March 2009.

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