On The Prospects of Vertical Hay Farming

§00. Introduction Hay farming is a massive and important industry. The advent of vertical farm architecture has sparked numerous conversations on prospective redesigns of the way farming is done, but these conversations tend to focus on plants which are easily grown and harvested indoors, such as tomatoes and lettuce, but not on hay, which is… Continue reading On The Prospects of Vertical Hay Farming

Expanding The Technological Register – Notes on Lewis’ Hello Anthropocene, Goodbye Humanity: Reframing Transhumanism Through Postphenomenology

Notes On Lewis'_Hello Anthropocene_Goodbye Humanity In his Hello Anthropocene, Goodbye Humanity, post-phenomenologist, Richard S. Lewis delves into the antagonism between the mutually exclusive philosophies of transhumanism and bioconservatism. He lays out six philosophers representative of each camp; the transhumanists: Bostrom, Kurzweil and Moravec; and the biocons: Fukuyama, Habermas and Sandel. Lewis notes that each group… Continue reading Expanding The Technological Register – Notes on Lewis’ Hello Anthropocene, Goodbye Humanity: Reframing Transhumanism Through Postphenomenology

Spectral Horror & The Insurrectionist Charnel House

Spectral Horror & The Insurrectionist Charnel House “Eyes preoccupied with watching do not see.” ― Carlo Michaelstaedter. In the golden cage of modern society, the very notion of the application of human power and its intensification, carries with it such a stench of mental putrification, that only the most brazen noetic scavengers would dare approach it… Continue reading Spectral Horror & The Insurrectionist Charnel House

The Citta Nuova and the Architecture of War

"Let us overturn monuments, pavements, arcades and flights of steps; let us sink the streets and squares; let us raise the level of the city." -Antonio Sant'Elia,  Futurist Manifesto of Architecture. "I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms." -Lebbeus Woods, War and Architecture. Whilst… Continue reading The Citta Nuova and the Architecture of War

The Futurist Manifesto of Architecture

The speculative techno-poetic document provided below was written in 1914 by the Futurist architect and draftsman, Antonio Sant'Elia [anˈtɔnjo santeˈlia]. I have here reproduced Sant'Elia's manifesto in it's entirety for the prospective edification of my readership. No architecture has existed since 1700. A moronic mixture of the most various stylistic elements used to mask the skeletons… Continue reading The Futurist Manifesto of Architecture