Archinect - News 2016-09-28T06:29:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149956542/private-session-whistleblowing-architects-and-bank-robbing-bandits-on-archinect-sessions-71 Private Session: whistleblowing architects and bank robbing bandits on Archinect Sessions #71 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-07T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:23:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t27u5pzckyf35bl2.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wrapping up our special editorial theme for June 2016,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947974/open-call-for-submissions-privacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Privacy</a>,&nbsp;Archinect writers Julia Ingalls and Nicholas Korody join us on the podcast this week to discuss two of their recent features&mdash;Julia's piece on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948881/to-design-a-secure-bank-ask-a-bank-robber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">banking security</a> with input from a reformed robber, and Nicholas' interview with the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture firm that moonlights as a government whistleblower</a>, posting hundreds of secret documents online.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 71 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Private Session":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-71.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes</strong>:</p><p><a href="https://nextdoor.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nextdoor</a>, "the private social network for your neighborhood"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951647/nsa-exploring-data-collection-from-internet-of-things-including-biomedical-devices NSA exploring data collection from Internet of Things, including biomedical devices Nicholas Korody 2016-06-14T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:46:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wcliajfuptxv7d8a.jpg" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Security Agency is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence &mdash; including the possibility of exploiting internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers, according to a senior official. [...] When asked if the entire scope of the Internet of Things &mdash; billions of interconnected devices &mdash; would be &ldquo;a security nightmare or a signals intelligence bonanza,&rdquo; [Richard Ledgett, the NSA&rsquo;s deputy director] replied, &ldquo;Both.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the world of the Internet of Things, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134203297/don-t-get-smart-with-me-reassessing-the-internet-of-things-in-the-home" target="_blank">Don't get smart with me: reassessing the "Internet of Things" in the home</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130971783/enlisting-the-internet-of-things-against-california-s-historic-drought" target="_blank">Enlisting the Internet of Things against California's historic drought</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108031005/map-plots-the-world-s-internet-devices" target="_blank">Map Plots the World's Internet Devices</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107023856/traffic-lights-are-easy-to-hack" target="_blank">Traffic Lights are Easy to Hack</a></li></ul><p><em>This month, Archinect's coverage includes a special thematic focus, <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/753896/june-privacy" target="_blank">Privacy</a></strong>. Have projects that grapple with how city data and other new modes of urbanism have changed our notion of privacy? Submit to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947974/open-call-for-submissions-privacy" target="_blank">open call</a> by Sunday, June 19.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942585/kentucky-students-defend-shared-living-spaces-over-innovative-new-dorms Kentucky students defend shared living spaces over "innovative" new dorms Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-27T13:28:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T23:39:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02pipo6pw0whseno.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>with the rise of these innovative areas, traditional-style dorms, characterized by shared bathrooms and two or more students living with one another in a single space, are becoming less frequent on campus, and will soon be discontinued altogether. [...] living in a traditional-style dorm is important, especially for first-year students, because the living arrangements allow for greater communication between residents that may not necessarily occur in the newer dorms.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937221/luxury-uk-student-housing-is-on-the-rise-and-with-it-gentrification-fears" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears</a></li><li><a title="Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139461710/viennese-student-dorms-may-passively-house-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees</a></li><li><a title="Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/27359669/homework-and-jacuzzis-as-dorms-move-to-mcmansions-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143354152/the-birth-and-death-of-privacy-3000-years-of-history-told-through-46-images The Birth and Death of Privacy: 3000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images Orhan Ayyüce 2015-12-14T11:35:00-05:00 >2016-05-02T17:37:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/robvz8au39xz0htq.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Privacy may actually be an anomaly&rdquo; ~ Vinton Cerf, Co-creator of the military&rsquo;s early Internet prototype and Google executive.</p><ul><li>Privacy, as we understand it, is only about 150 years old.</li><li>Humans do have an instinctual desire for privacy. However, for 3,000 years, cultures have nearly always prioritized convenience and wealth over privacy.</li><li>Section II will show how cutting edge health technology will force people to choose between an early, costly death and a world without any semblance of privacy. Given historical trends, the most likely outcome is that we will forgo privacy and return to our traditional, transparent existence.</li></ul><p>Internal Walls (c. 1500 AD): Most homes didn't have walls separating the rooms until the development of the brick chimney, which needed support beams.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*5MiWesuarroBdus4OjoETg.png"></p><p>Source: Housing Culture: Traditional Architecture In An English Landscape (p. 78).</p><p>&ldquo;A profound change in the very blueprint of the living space&rdquo; ~&nbsp;<em>historian Sarti Raffaella, on the introduction of the chimney.</em></p><p><a href="https://medium.com/the-ferenstein-wire/the-birth-and-death-of-privacy-3-000-years-of-history-in-50-images-614c26059e#.2l4vaclcx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Read on t...</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142517015/the-next-battleground-for-personal-privacy-gyms The next battleground for personal privacy: gyms? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-03T14:23:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T22:53:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b42kr3op1ewwrczj.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In the last 20 years, maybe 25 years, there&rsquo;s a huge cultural shift in people that ultimately affects gyms,&rdquo; said Bryan Dunkelberger, a founding principal of S3 Design, which has worked for clients like Equinox and the Sports Club/ LA. [...] And the millennials, these are the special children. They expect all the amenities... Privacy, they expect.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;It&rsquo;s funny, they&rsquo;re more socially open with everything &mdash; Facebook, social media &mdash; yet more private in their personal space&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience Alexander Walter 2015-04-28T20:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T19:02:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cf5514582f69a4b70cef5ff6eea99d4.jpg" width="514" height="522" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a Thursday morning in Beijing, and the world&rsquo;s most famous living artist, Ai Weiwei, is sitting with one of the world&rsquo;s most controversial technologists, Jacob Appelbaum, in the second-floor lobby of the East Hotel. [...] On a whim, Ai suggests that they call Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living for the last two years at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. [...] Ai and Assange talk for several minutes about the mundanities of the dissident life.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/125232179/editor-s-picks-411 Editor's Picks #411 Nam Henderson 2015-04-13T23:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T13:11:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0125eqsxdf8e7k7.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/lamayac" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124819398/interview-with-alfredo-brillembourg-founder-of-urban-think-tank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Alfredo Brillembourg, founder and co-director of Urban-Think Tank.</p><p>&nbsp;Therein he signed off with this hopeful statement "<em>I would say we are, now in the 21st century, in the </em><strong><em><em>expanded field of architecture.</em></em></strong><em> We are challenged, but we believe that this is one of the most exciting times in history to be an architect</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The NYT reported <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute&rsquo;s Architecture School</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124666656/pratt-institute-to-offer-masters-in-placemaking-and-management" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> will begin offering a master&rsquo;s program in "Urban Placemaking and Management"</a>,&nbsp;led by David Burney FAIA, who was also recently appointed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124448438/david-burney-named-interim-executive-director-of-aiany-and-center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interim Executive Director</a> of AIANY and the Center for Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Lightperson</strong> let it be known "<em>I'm all for placemaking in urban space if it is local (^) and isn't just high-line-washing or bike washing. Unfortunately this doesn't sound like a complete system of thought, but a trendy commodification and repackaging of what's hip</em>".</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eifufls6gnscua7c.jpg"></p><p>Reacting to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124745471/redesign-of-dc-s-main-mies-library-tip-toes-around-the-good-and-the-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newest updates</a> on plans for the Mecanoo led redesign of DC Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114194389/street-view-a-virtual-tour-across-russia-by-remote-camera Street view: a virtual tour across Russia by remote camera Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5c1ca072f3cb9b844c54e8c5e9e2b1b.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea for Yandex. Street Photographer came to Daniill Maksyokov on a Friday night, while he was surfing the internet [...] &ldquo;In Yandex.Maps there&rsquo;s an analogue of Google Street View called Panoramas but it only has views of Russian cities and some former-Soviet countries [...]&rdquo; say Maksyokov. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s more, faces, labels, registration numbers of vehicles and other personal data are not blurred &hellip; As a result you have a complete sense of presence and can see everything from a fresh perspective.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99716164/europe-will-let-its-citizens-edit-google-search-results-for-their-names Europe will let its citizens edit Google search results for their names Archinect 2014-05-13T17:05:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:58:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1f513jpmxakj69ps.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The European Court of Justice&nbsp;said Google must remove links in search results when requested by individuals, such as the Spanish man who brought a case against the search engine in order to&nbsp;remove links to a 1998&nbsp;newspaper article about&nbsp;the sale of property to settle his debts.&nbsp;The court said that the &ldquo;initially lawful processing of accurate data&rdquo; could, over time, become &ldquo;inadequate,&rdquo; &ldquo;irrelevant,&rdquo; or &ldquo;excessive&rdquo; in the eyes of the people who feature&nbsp;in the material.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/93965670/the-power-of-sticker-shock The Power of Sticker Shock Alexander Walter 2014-02-20T15:41:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:35:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b38ae52bf4ef8973db4ac31ff5380ff5.jpg" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea of wrapping a house in giant graphic stickers, like the ones used for ads on city buses, appealed to Eric Chu the moment his architect suggested it. [...] Applying colorful, blown-up photos to the exterior glass walls &mdash; allowing daytime views out, but not in &mdash; was the unconventional solution proposed by Mr. Chu&rsquo;s architect, Whitney Sander, who runs Sander Architects with his wife, Catherine Holliss.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88681940/harness-robocop-social-networking-ability-with-highlight-app Harness Robocop social-networking ability with Highlight app Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-12T15:31:00-05:00 >2013-12-12T15:31:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ov/ovujpsyjjvahplo0.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The newest version of [Highlight], available for iPhone and Android, uses every sensor, signal, and stream it can get its hands on to passively figure out what you&rsquo;re doing, and it intelligently scans users nearby to figure out who you might be interested in. It&rsquo;s not necessarily about people you know but people you could know. And that makes it both way cooler and way creepier than Facebook could ever dream of being.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88525172/google-street-view-gets-even-more-personal Google Street View gets (even more) personal Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-10T14:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T17:19:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6k/6khjtb1a8cstm92h.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google's Street View is slowly covering more and more of the world's surface, but it still has holes. Now though, you can help fill them&mdash;and all you need is an Android phone or DSLR. Google has just launched a new Street View feature which allows any user to recreate the usual Street View experience by stringing together photo spheres along paths which they define.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/41996925/the-nsa-is-building-the-country-s-biggest-spy-center-watch-what-you-say The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) Archinect 2012-03-19T18:30:00-04:00 >2012-03-24T14:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a10b648d1fc77f60562e47e39aae40ad.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... thousands of hard-hatted construction workers in sweat-soaked T-shirts are laying the groundwork for the newcomers&rsquo; own temple and archive, a massive complex so large that it necessitated expanding the town&rsquo;s boundaries. Once built, it will be more than five times the size of the US Capitol. Rather than Bibles, prophets, and worshippers, this temple will be filled with servers, computer intelligence experts, and armed guards.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>