‘Extrastatecraft’

Extrastatecraft, according to architect, urbanist, and author Keller Easterling, is a design thinking about not just the buildings but functions “like an operating system, the economics, the informatics, the ecosystem of making the way cities are built – a matrix space”. She says that this is the defacto way of building cities and using the land…

Planetary Horizons

The author Karl Schroeder in his article says “Thalience” is a successor to science – to look past science. If science is ‘reason’ can we look past ‘reason’? While reading his article, I did get a feeling of self-dis-belief on the concept of Thalience, that he is trying to illustrate. If Thalience is not a replacement (to Science),…

Surveillance and the Global Other

Image Credit: Shutterstock There is no surprise to why we love bad news or hearing anything negative. For whatever reason, negativity sells. In the same way, the fact that big tech companies use our info for whatever means is just something that sells. Of course, this is not a good thing, then why is it that we cannot stop it…

Force Change: Engineering the Sublime

Image from the film “Lucy” where the protagonist played by Scarlett Johannson uses her exponentially enhanced human perspective and harnesses the entire power of her brain. First of all the world is waking to AI, or I guess we’re are in the age of AI already and everyone is increasingly getting aware of this. By…