Archinect - News 2014-10-01T06:22:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98036137/china-censors-sci-fi-film-about-hong-kong-s-political-and-social-anxieties China censors sci-fi film about Hong Kong's political and social anxieties Justine Testado 2014-04-14T16:56:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T17:03:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdvc6ivj0vjth6ul.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The video reveals Hong Kongers&rsquo; anxieties over political and social issues, such as their increasingly crowded and materialist city and the growing numbers of mainlanders since the city's transfer from the United Kingdom to China in 1997. It sends the opposite message of a very common view among mainlanders, that without China's economic support, Hong Kong would have been dead long ago.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Hong Kong Will Be Destroyed After 33 Years" is a nearly seven-and-a-half minute video by local film studio G.V.A Creative. Set in present-day Hong Kong, the city has become the target of an approaching meteor expected to hit in 2047 -- the year when the Special Administrative Region of China ceases to have separate laws from mainland China. As nearly two-thirds of the population abandons the city, the city is reborn despite its doom.</p><p>You can watch the entire film below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80689668/architecture-publication-clog-releases-gorgeous-sci-fi-issue Architecture publication CLOG releases gorgeous "SCI-FI" issue Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-30T19:48:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:52:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwwov81ndy9l5lf9.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rod Serling, creator of the 1950s television series "The Twilight Zone", defined science fiction as "the improbable made possible." The same might be said for the practice of architecture. After all, architects by trade conceive of spaces, places, and worlds that do not (yet) exist. Furthermore, the ability to make the improbable possible is held in especially high regard today and is oftentimes what defines an architectural practice as &ldquo;innovative&rdquo; in the first place.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Contemporary architecture publication <a href="http://www.clog-online.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLOG</a> has released its seventh issue, <em>SCI-FI</em>. In the digital glow of the internet age, architectural discourse has become both bountiful and ephemeral, oftentimes muddling the lay of the land. In response, &ldquo;CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.&rdquo;<br> With its precise curation and focused content, CLOG&rsquo;s <em>SCI-FI</em> examines the mutually-affecting relationship between architecture and science fiction in a variety of ventures. <em>SCI-FI&nbsp;</em>honors this &ldquo;two-way artistic influence between architecture and science fiction&rdquo; while provoking readers to consider future architectural aesthetics and the aesthetics of futurism. Previous issues have showcased themes surrounding BIG, Apple, and Brutalism. <em>SCI-FI</em> features over forty contributors from the architecture world ...</p>