Write a 250 words reading response base on the following readings or videos.

PLANETARY HORIZONS lecture

Climate change, global infrastructure, energy, resources, governance, risk, security. Scenarios.

“The future of the global city has already been determined. This ‘already present future’ was brought into being over the past three decades by rapidly emerging and unprecedented connections between security, biopolitics and ubiquitous computation. Accelerating technological innovations continuously drive the production of this new urban/planetary landscape. The shrinking cost and greater efficiency of computation create opportunities for the merging of economic, political, media, and biopolitical landscapes which until now been historically separate. Massively open datascapes, techniques of encryption, of datamining, of disinformation; all are transforming the nature of the citizen/agent, rendering us ever more as ‘bare life’ in the global theatre, but also facilitating a new global collectivity. Design of the city now has to ask how we can harness networked systems of capital, transnational entities, and technologically enabled relationships to devise sustainable, innovative forms of spatial and political organization.” Ed Keller, Carla Leitao

REQUIRED READINGS and FILM CLIPS

Stross, How Low Power Can You Go?

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2012/08/how-low-power-can-you-go.html

The Socialist Origins of Big Data, Cybersyn article

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/13/planning-machine

Thalience text, Karl Schroeder

http://www.kschroeder.com/my-books/ventus/thalience

Global Catastrophic Risks- Intro [skim]

http://www.global-catastrophic-risks.com/docs/global-catastrophic-risks.pdf

film

• Code 46- Winterbottom, https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxeiMVMQITUAbmgwREMxTU5OaDg

watch two excerpts 0 – 14 mins 36 – 50 mins

• Leviathan- Castaing-Taylor, Paravel [Netflix]

Watch trailer [5 minutes] on Vimeo; https://vimeo.com/45252172

Recommended READINGS and FILMS

Limits of Growth, Donella Meadows et al

http://www.donellameadows.org/the-limits-to-growth-now-available-to-read-online/

Bratton, various texts on the Stack, for example:

http://mthvn.tumblr.com/post/38098461078/thecloudthestateandthestack

https://factordaily.com/thalience-karl-schroder-ventus/

NASA planetary skin project http://www.planetaryskin.org/http://www.fastcompany.com/3024393/internet-of-things/how-nasa-cisco-and-a-tricked-out-planetary-skin-could-make-the-world-a-sa#9

Extinction, Introduction and browse

http://www.livingbooksaboutlife.org/books/Extinction#Introduction:_Framing_the_End_of_the_Species

Rainbows End, Vinge, excerpt from week 1

browse DIIGO weblinks for related topics/keywords

https://groups.diigo.com/group/d4_tc-fall-2015-readings

A Scanner Darkly- Linklater [https://youtu.be/qKtyfjFcvSA ]

Manufactured Landscapes- Baichwal, Burtynsky [amazon streaming]

Red Desert- Antonioni [Hulu streaming]

 
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