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Bruce Sterling: Speculative Architecture

W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
September 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

The native architecture of the mid 21st century. It’s post-digital, post-Internet, and post-human. The Anthropocene couldn’t be more obvious in 2050: they’re old people, in big cities, afraid of the sky. But what excites them about their own built environment? What do they themselves look forward to, thirty years from now? Why do they hop out of their intelligent beds in the morning, trembling with excitement about architecture?

Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic, was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fiction novels, he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, and introductions for books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne. His nonfiction works include THE HACKER CRACKDOWN: LAW AND DISORDER ON THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER (1992), TOMORROW NOW: ENVISIONING THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS (2003), SHAPING THINGS (2005), and THE EPIC STRUGGLE OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS (2014).

His most recent book is a collection of Italian fantascienza stories, "UTOPIA PIRATA: I RACCONTI DI BRUNO ARGENTO." (2016)

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