This is looks like a great collection, but the hardback price is $80!
Maps materiality’s importance in the emergent posthuman future of architecture
This book gathers 14 architects, designers, performing artists, film makers, media theorists, philosophers, mathematicians and programmers. They all argue that matter in contemporary posthuman times has to be rethought in its rich internal dynamism and its multifaceted context. By transversally crossing disciplinary boundaries, new and profound insights into contemporary thinking and creating architecture emerge.
Combining the dynamism of materiality and the capacities of nonhuman machines towards prototyping spatiotemporal designs and constructs leads to alternative conceptions of the human, of ethics, aesthetics and politics in this world yet-to-come.
Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity
- Causality and Meaning in the New Materialism
- Tangible versus Intangible Materiality: Interpreting Gaudí and the Colliding Forces of Traditional and Innovative Construction
- Internalising Continuous Variation
- Paramateriality: Novel Biodigital Manifolds
- A Vital, Architectural Materialism; a House-person’s Escape from the Anthropocentric
- Performing Bitumen, Materialising Desiré
Julieanna Preston and Jen Archer-Martin
- Machine-oriented Architecture: Oikos and Ecology
Levi R. Bryant
- The Compass of Beauty: A Search for the Middle
- Architectures of Air: Media Ecologies of Smart Cities and Pollution
- The Intelligence of Computational Design
- Grothendieck Toposes: Architectural and Plastic Imagination beyond Material Number and Space
- Vicarious Architectonics, Strange Objects: Chance-bound: Michel Serres’ Exodus from Methodical Reason
Notes on Contributors