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The mission is terminated.

It feels to me, beloved — and plainly has felt for some time — like this is no longer an organic way for me to work through ideas and share that work with you, so I think I’m gonna close up shop. Thanks for reading, thinking and responding all these years. (For some of you, I imagine that means all the way back to the old v-2.org, starting around the...

The mission is terminated.

It feels to me, beloved — and plainly has felt for some time — like this is no longer an organic way for me to work through ideas and share that work with you, so I think I’m gonna close up shop. Thanks for reading, thinking and responding all these years. (For some of you, I imagine that means all the way back to the old v-2.org, starting around the...

«Окей, бумер»: ForbesLife Russia interview, December ’19

Pursuant to my recent trip to St Petersburg, the cats at ForbesLife Russia wanted to chat with me about “my attitude to some controversial urban technologies.” Herewith the results. What is the future of e-cars and self-driving cars? How soon they will replace regular drivers? Would it change the transport system in cities? It’s pretty well-known...

«Окей, бумер»: ForbesLife Russia interview, December ’19

Pursuant to my recent trip to St Petersburg, the cats at ForbesLife Russia wanted to chat with me about “my attitude to some controversial urban technologies.” Herewith the results. What is the future of e-cars and self-driving cars? How soon they will replace regular drivers? Would it change the transport system in cities? It’s pretty well-known...

Reminder to self

It may well be impossible to write about the major thrusts of contemporary urbanization without nurturing and giving vent to a certain ice-cold rage, like that which suffuses Aaron Timms’ clear-eyed, expert evisceration of the New Manhattan and its soulless creep toward total irrelevance. Never forget, though, that there is a counterpoint. That counterpoint...

Reminder to self

It may well be impossible to write about the major thrusts of contemporary urbanization without nurturing and giving vent to a certain ice-cold rage, like that which suffuses Aaron Timms’ clear-eyed, expert evisceration of the New Manhattan and its soulless creep toward total irrelevance. Never forget, though, that there is a counterpoint. That counterpoint...

Excavating the meshwork

Back around the turn of the millennium, one of the brightest lights in my own personal intellectual firmament was the philosopher Manuel De Landa. And a primary figure of thought I’ve retained from the enthusiasms of those long-gone-by days is the opposition he drew (in A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History, and elsewhere) between two organizing principles...

Excavating the meshwork

Back around the turn of the millennium, one of the brightest lights in my own personal intellectual firmament was the philosopher Manuel De Landa. And a primary figure of thought I’ve retained from the enthusiasms of those long-gone-by days is the opposition he drew (in A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History, and elsewhere) between two organizing principles...

Politiken Byrum interview, May 2019

As a way of giving their audience a taster of my upcoming talks in Copenhagen, the folks at the Danish magazine Politiken Byrum recently interviewed me about the undead rhetoric of the smart city and other matters sundry. I’ve reprinted it here in its entirely, and I hope you enjoy it. What is a smart city according to you? According to me? As is...

Politiken Byrum interview, May 2019

As a way of giving their audience a taster of my upcoming talks in Copenhagen, the folks at the Danish magazine Politiken Byrum recently interviewed me about the undead rhetoric of the smart city and other matters sundry. I’ve reprinted it here in its entirely, and I hope you enjoy it. PB: What is a smart city according to you? AG: According to me?...

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