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?
The Socialist Origins of Big Data, Cybersyn article
Thalience text, Karl Schroeder
Global Catastrophic Risks- Intro [skim]
• 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
Bratton, various texts on the Stack, for example:
Extinction, Introduction and browse
Rainbows End, Vinge, excerpt from week 1
browse DIIGO weblinks for related topics/keywords
A Scanner Darkly- Linklater [https://youtu.be/qKtyfjFcvSA ]
Manufactured Landscapes- Baichwal, Burtynsky [amazon streaming]
Red Desert- Antonioni [Hulu streaming]