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, but now, machines learn. 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 seeks to take one small step in the direction towards understanding the contemporary relevance of machines for architecture, and one giant leap for mankind.
|128 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English|