A lecture by Elizabeth Diller
This lecture was presented at CCA in 2012 as part of the second International Congress on Ambiances, an international gathering for analyzing the perception and construction of the built environment.
This issue is a collection of stories about new technologies, about optimism, and about limits. A technological advantage that allows humans to travel to space, to build higher, longer, faster, or to bridge one condition or another may not always have the outcome that we really hoped for. And some technologies reshape our ways of thinking and living to such an extent that they themselves become platforms for new speculation.