Archinect - News 2014-10-22T05:51:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/83089305/editor-s-picks-335 Editor's Picks #335 Nam Henderson 2013-09-30T23:57:00-04:00 >2013-10-03T14:28:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0zmxsizdfq3rhqw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> On the occasion of the release of <a href="http://cluistore.org/batobaexmaof.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Around the Bay: Man-Made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region</a>, a new photobook from the Center for Land Use Interpretation <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;sat down for a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81536319/no-such-thing-as-nowhere-discussion-with-matthew-coolidge-author-of-around-the-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Discussion</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99yexc9js0w5nssn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cwmgjm9ezfvmkye.jpg" title=""><br><br> Archinect implemented the ability to click next to a person's name (or username) on posts and comments&nbsp; and click "<em>history</em>" to view the user's post and comment history, or "<em>contact</em>" to privately message the user. For users that don't want to be contacted, there is an option in the "edit settings" page to block others from contacting you.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wggn7r46qlsudjae.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Over at Metropolis Magazine&rsquo;s POV blog, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82775900/thom-mayne-inquiry-is-everything" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Caruso AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, spoke with Thom Mayne re:&nbsp; his early years working at Pasadena redevelopment agency and Gruen, starting Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) with his friends and colleagues from Pomona and working with clients like the GSA or "innovation" seeking clients in China</a>.&nbsp;One quote that jumped out was this "<em>I divide ar...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82707507/dreaming-of-an-architecture-that-could-produce-buildings-with-organs-and-physiologies Dreaming of an architecture that could produce buildings with organs and physiologies Nam Henderson 2013-09-26T13:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T18:58:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkmew28h5z8olest.jpg" width="500" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Very immediately I&rsquo;m working on the Persephone Project which is concerned with the design and implementation of a giant natural computer that will form the &lsquo;living&rsquo; interior to a world-ship. It is going to be officially launched at the Starship Congress, in Dallas, from august the 15 of this year. I will also talk about Persephone further at Future Fest in the UK which runs over the weekend 28th to the 29th September.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Earlier this summer Alessia Andreotti spoke with&nbsp;Dr. Rachel Armstrong&nbsp;about living buildings, Venice&rsquo;s foundations, millennial nature and how to improve our future. The two also discussed Dr. Armstrong's involvement in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/projects/project-persephone/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Persephone Project</a>, which&nbsp;is "<em><a href="http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/2013-starship-congress-keynote-speaker-announcement-dr-rachel-armstrong-project-persephone/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">charged with the design and implementation of a giant natural computer that will form the &lsquo;living&rsquo; interior to the Icarus Interstellar worldship, which constitutes a kind of &lsquo;space&rsquo; Nature</a></em>".</p> <p> As a bonus, over at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.centauri-dreams.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centauri Dreams</a>, Paul Gilster <a href="http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=28905" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shared </a><a href="http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=28905" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rachel Armstrong&rsquo;s August 15th presentation at Starship Congress</a>, with his readers.</p> <p> h/t <a href="http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2013/09/next-nature-newsletter-22/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Sterling</a></p>