2013

The most worrisome smart-technology projects start from the assumption that designers know precisely how we should behave.

Evgeny Morozov

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As super computers models the complexity of nature, they become increasingly indistinguishable from the landscape they are modeling.

Liam Young

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Designers love to sweat the details.

Pasquale D'Silva

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A data geology, an icon of the anthropocenic period, a period where the dominant processes that shape our planet are mechanical rather than geological, where explosive diggers and drills have replaced the slow erosion of rivers and earthquakes.

Liam Young

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Contemporary digital culture has co-opted the language of revolution and magic without the muscle, ethics, conviction, or imagination of either.

Frank Chimero

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The systems and mechanisms of cities now regulate wildlife, cities are becoming contemporary jungles.

Liam Young

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The climate change model of the MET office consumes the same energy as a small town, making the MET office the most polluting building in the whole Europe. The virtual climate simulation model is becoming input in their own calculations.

Liam Young

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Reflect credit but embrace blame.

Seth Godin

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Measure twice, cut once.

Rick Klau

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The future exists in the present tense in a whole lot of different landscapes.

Liam Young

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As smart technologies become more intrusive, they risk undermining our autonomy.

Evgeny Morozov

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We are both our physical self and our digital self.

Liam Young

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The fiction of commodity prices, the infrastructure of the digital world and the algorithmic world have extraordinary physical implications.

Liam Young

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A mythology of speed is one of willful ignorance to the small details.

Frank Chimero

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As a designer you are always a voluntary prisoner of your own imagination.

Daan Roosegaarde

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The GPS landscape is a prosthetic earth.

Liam Young

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In the Brave New Now we look out over the gold price etched in an unofficial grand canyon, while a cat rides a robot vacuum cleaner and we take a shit on a toilet that asks us how our day is.

Liam Young

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As long as you are making rich guys richer you are not disrupting the austerity, you are one of its top facilitators.

Bruce Sterling

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