Auto Atmospheres and Artificial Ecologies: Natural Architecture and Artificial Environments

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  • Atmospheres and Ecologies

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  • Auto Atmospheres and Artificial Ecologies: Natural Architecture and Artificial Environments

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  • We humans are all weather men, constantly cultivating and modifying the climates that surround us at every conceivable scale, from the miniature local excretions of our subcutaneous cells to our operatic military manoeuvres in weather modification. Each adjustment acts as a form of architecture – a sheltering moment in our unending project of climate control, submitting the chaos of the external climate to the controlling and organizing tendencies of humanity.

    This paper surveys an extremely brief history of architecture’s relationship to both weather and media, probing both the climate as culture, and technoartistic experiments as new weather systems.

    Full text (PDF) p. 240-241

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