Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day 298: Post-Terrestrial

roadcut in PA, 2009 (click to enlarge)

Tonight we'll be attending Designing the Post-Terrestrial, a lecture by Geoff Manaugh. He'll be discussing, "post-terrestriality, or the point at which the built environment supersedes the foundation it's based on to become planetary in both scale and implication. From genetically modified crops and artificial wetlands to wholesale plate-tectonic engineering – by way of on-demand weather, constructed reefs, and even ruined buildings mistaken for hills – there is a point at which design infiltrates so thoroughly into the workings of the planet that the Earth's unnaturality, so to speak, becomes impossible to detect."

If you are around, seats might still be available. Learn more on the SVA site.

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