Archinect - News 2014-09-21T06:31:09-04:00 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>