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#8 Any Sufficiently Advanced Civilization is Indistinguishable from Nature by Rachel Armstrong

In Western cultures, nature is a cosmological, primal ordering force and a terrestrial condition that exists in the absence of human beings. Both meanings are freely implied in everyday conversation. We distinguish ourselves from the natural world by manipulating our environment through technology. In What Technology Wants, Kevin Kelly proposes that technology behaves as a form of meta-nature, which has greater potential for cultural change than the evolutionary powers of the organic world alone.

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Twenty-First Century Science by Rachel Armstrong

We are at an extremely exciting time where many changes have been accelerated through contemporary technological advances and worldwide communications systems. We are also faced with some very severe problems, many of which have been accelerated by our own success, which are likely to result in human disaster at an unimaginable scale that require urgent attention. These changes are influencing how we consider our collective responsibilities and even ourselves, as a species.

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Is there an Ecological Architectural Design Method? by Rachel Armstrong

A talk on nature, ecology, synthetic biology and the machines of living grace, delivered to architecture students at the University of Greenwich, October 10th, 2012

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BioLime: The Mock Rock by Rachel Armstrong

Climate change in the small town of Mossville is tackled by creating a rock-like salt that “energizes” their buildings. “Science Faction” / Biochemistry / Metabolic Architecture

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Soft Cities (Part 1) by Rachel Armstrong

All that is built squirms. This is the fundamental reality that applies to buildings.

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Lawless Sustainability—new technology & innovative solutions for a sustainable future by Rachel Armstrong

The problem with sustainability is that it was designed by committee rather than springing from the loins of a mature design movement.

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A Matter of Feeling (exploring interzone materials between “inert” and “alive”) by Rachel Armstrong

All matter squirms. This is the fundamental reality that underpins our cosmic fabric. Introductional essay for the Meta.Morf 2012 conference.

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Synthetic Biology: Designing a “Metaphysical” Chicken by Rachel Armstrong

The ultimate design material is one that understands what it is to become. By way of an example, I’d like to think about how we might design a chicken.

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Synthetic Biology as an Open System for Architectural Design by Rachel Armstrong

Synthetic biology can play an important role in the future of our cities, via economic benefits, functional benefits, and infusing our social spaces with enjoyable, emotional qualities.

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The City as an Ecosystem by Rachel Armstrong

Currently our urban design and development practices work within the framing of modernism, which positions humans at the centre of existence that prioritises the status of objects and operates through the technology of machines. The processes engaged by modernism involve the simplification of systems to command their obedience, without any ideological commitment to return something in exchange for their servitude.