Log 36: ROBOLOG
Guest edited by architect Greg Lynn, Log 36: ROBOLOG explores the challenges and potentials posed to architecture by the rapidly accelerating field of robotics. Tossing aside the usual fabrication-focused discourse around robots, the 23 contributors to ROBOLOG investigate topics ranging from hyperrealistic robotic drag queens to machine vision to buildings that move. In addition to a collection of thought-provoking essays, this issue includes conversations with Elizabeth Diller, Nicholas de Monchaux and Ken Goldberg, and Chuck Hoberman. Rather than providing easy answers or touting cutting-edge technologies, ROBOLOG offers provocations to both architects and theorists. Robotic sensors, actuators, and networks have fundamentally transformed the world around us. What will architecture choose to do with them?
Paola Antonelli, Do Humans Dream of Robotic Seals?
Erin Besler & Ian Besler, Along the Frontier of Resolution
Jacob Comerci, The Robot of Kunsthal I
Thomas Daniell, Bug Eyes and Blockhead
Nicholas de Monchaux & Ken Goldberg, Death and Robots
Cynthia Davidson, Moving Parts: A Conversation with Elizabeth Diller
Adam Fure, Meat Helmet
Chuck Hoberman & Greg Lynn, Transforming Geometries
Greg Lynn, Giant Robots
Güvenç Özel, Toward a Postarchitecture
Antoine Picon, Free the Robots!
François Roche & Camille Lacadée, MMYST vs. concrete[i]land
Fred Scharmen, Home Tweet Home
Alex Schweder, The Sound and the Future
Chelsea Spencer & Johannes Staudt, Après Mies Le Déluge
Jordan Squires, The Turk
Patrick Tresset, Sketches by Paul-I
Andrew Witt, Cartogramic Metamorphologies; or, Enter the RoweBot
Liam Young, An Atlas of Fiducial Landscapes: Touring the Architectures of Machine Vision