‘Smart Cities’ & Architectural Character

Smart city discourse is increasingly prevalent and increasingly influential, thus, a interrogation into the design philosophy undergirding the concept (and its spin-offs) can prove instructive. IOT For All defines smart cities (also referred to as intelligent cities or digital cities) as "hubs that route IoT-produced data through public-private partnerships to solve real problems." Put another way, a smart/intelligent/digital city is… Continue reading ‘Smart Cities’ & Architectural Character

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Preface

I don’t know what’s been lost to us—six hundred thousand pages is a lot of goddamn room to pack away some gems. But the question now should not simply be: What have we lost? Instead, we should also consider: What can we learn from what’s happened? I think I might have an answer to that.… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Preface

TLC REPORT: US & IRANIAN GEO-STRATEGY, PRT. 2

In the last installment of the report we took a brief look back at the history of Iran (Persia). Now that we have a better grasp of the tenor of the country we shall turn our attention to Iran geo-strategic aims, both past, present and what they project for the future. In the third installment… Continue reading TLC REPORT: US & IRANIAN GEO-STRATEGY, PRT. 2

TLC Report: US & Iranian Geo-Strategy, Prt. 1

The recent and violent protests which have recently erupted (and subsequently died away) in Iran have raised a series of questions within the US Empire. Namely, do the Iranian people, on aggregate, want regime change and, if so, should the USA help them achieve it? The answer most mainstream American policy analysts seem to have… Continue reading TLC Report: US & Iranian Geo-Strategy, Prt. 1