Software is eating the world, but there is a also a renaissance of hardware, where “hardware is the new software,” increasingly open, agile, dynamic, drawing from similar investment and development practices.
What was the role of digital tools in the evolution of the architectural design process? Archaeology of the Digital, a transdisciplinary exhibition at Montreal’s CCA (2012) attempted to craft an answer.
'Free' has not exactly been the best model for the internet and Kevin Kelly's 'generative' was an interesting (perhaps even prescient) idea that anticipated some of the more recent developments (NFT's come to mind).
As we know, the iPhone is ‘designed in California, made in China,’ but maybe it needs a new label: ‘Made in China—and a few other places.’ How traditional ways of measuring global trade fail to reflect underlying complexities.