Ayssar Arida’s Saudisanti vs Magnasanti (Vincent Ocasla) on MoMA’s Design and Violence blog

The Museum of Modern Art’s Paola Antonelli and Parson’s Jamer Hunt have invited experts from fields as diverse as science, philosophy, literature, music, film, journalism, and politics to respond to selected design objects and spark a conversation with all readers around the connection between Design and Violence. Come see the insanity of Sim City 3000/Magnasanti […]

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Ayssar Arida: Architects Are Obsolete: Rise of the Urbatects at TEDxLAUSalon – YouTube

Ayssar Arida on the Rise of the Urbatects at TEDxLAUSalon – YouTube.  

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Do Not Miss: Beirut Design Week 2013 + BDW Conference

  Exciting news: the 2nd edition of Beirut Design Week will kick off this 24th of June, and will run a varied programme throughout the city until the 30th. Not to miss is the launch party, and the BDW Conference on the 29th in LAU Beirut. Ayssar Arida will be joining Conrad-Bercah and Imad Gemayel […]

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[Save the Date] Ayssar Arida at TU-Berlin / 11 June 2013

If you’re in Berlin Tuesday 11.06, join us for a 5pm talk at the Technical University of Berlin Chair for Urban Design and Architecture.   Dienstag 11. Juni, 17:00 Uhr Ayssar Arida, Quantum City   Ayssar Arida is a practicing urbatect, writer, educator and entrepreneur. As an “urban design thinker”, his work ranges from digital […]

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[Save the Date] Ayssar Arida at Polypod Creative Series / 22 May 2013

[Save the Date] Ayssar Arida at Polypod Creative Series: 22 May 2013 at The Polypod Creative Series invites local and global luminaries to bring people together to discuss ideas and the creative process. The events take place within our informal studio space, which encourages more personal interaction with the speakers. So far the series have […]

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The Journal of Design Strategies: Trandisciplinary Design

The very interesting new issue of The Journal of Design Strategies, guest edited by Jamer Hunt (he of the MFA in Trans-disciplinary Design at Parsons the New School for Design), is finally online. It includes articles and Reviews by: Jamer Hunt, Anne Burdick, Anna Valtonen, Yochai Benkler, Marije Vogelzang, Andrew Blauvelt, Natalie Jeremijenko, Nigel Snoad, […]

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Programme of The Future of Design Education Conference, Beirut Design Week 27.06.2012

The programme of the upcoming Future of Design Education conference, part of Beirut Design Week 2012, has been set.  Says organiser Doreen Toutikian: We will be engaged in a compelling discourse with some brilliant local and international design thinkers and educators. With an ever-changing landscape and understanding of design as a discipline, what are the challenges that […]

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Dr. Farid Younes, author of “The 21st Century Paradigm” at TEDxBeirut

I’ve discovered after googling Dr. Farid Younes, a great essay titled “The 21st Century Paradigm“: In fact, in the history of science development, there are three paradigmatic changes, in spite of debates about their names and dates of emergence: The Pre-Modern with Vitalism; The Modern with Mechanism (the Classic); The Post-Modern with Relativism and/or Systemism […]

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Antonino Saggio Gets Model vs Metaphor in Quantum Urbanism

Antonino Saggio has written a great introduction to Kas Oosterhuis‘s recent book Towards a New Kind of Building: A Designers Guide for Non-Standard Architecture. He mentions Quantum City and puts his finger on one of the fundamental keys to understanding quantum urbanism: it allows for both model and metaphor to co-exist in a self-reflective theory: […]

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TED: Aaron O’Connell puts a surfboard in two places at the same time

You hear a lot of talk about how quantum mechanics says that everything is all interconnected. Well, that’s not quite right; it’s more than that, it’s deeper. It’s that those connections, your connections to all the things around you,literally define who you are. And that’s the profound weirdness of quantum mechanics. //Aaron O’Connell

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This started as the companion site to Ayssar Arida''s first book, Quantum City. It now includes a growing set of the author''s writing and his blog.


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