How to Hack Utopias

The notion of utopia is not a singular, stable entity, but a provisional phenomena, historically complex and variable. Due to its synthetic origins, utopia has multiple meanings and is used across different disciplines to signify diverse concepts. It is perhaps this very ambiguity, however, that endows utopias with experimental possibilities for architects, historians, theorists, and philosophers.....Read more

MegaNature by Ellen Hartman

In the late 2010s, the Internet of Things connected objects, such as refrigerators, thermostats, and alarm clocks to the world-wide-web in an effort to automate many of humanity’s mundane and time-consuming tasks. As that system evolved, not only were more and more things connected, but there were more ways of linking those objects—until a new network was needed to connect everything. In searching for a common element with which to unify all things, scientists harnessed.... read more