Posts Tagged ‘farming’

Digital Fabrication and Hybrid Interface: Lessons in Agriculture

GPS, GIS and satellite surveillance assist in cultivating hyperculture

Two vitally important fields of work in architecture and computing – in digital fabrication methods and in the development of interfaces between digital and analog systems – can find new forms in their combination with one another. Moreover, a recent such experiment in the production of landscape rather than building not only suggests a number […]


Earthscraper

The dredged material continuously defines and redefines the temporary surface programs

Dredged material taken from the bottom of our rivers and harbors is not hazardous material like sewage sludge and industrial waste. While some of it contains minute amounts of chemicals and heavy metals, the contamination levels are significantly below those classified as hazardous or toxic under state or federal laws. Dredged mud can be processed […]


Hyperculture

Monoculture, Polyculture, Permaculture, Hyperculture A first step away from monoculture is the move to polyculture; and then onwards to the broader permaculture (a contraction of both “permanent agriculture” and “permanent culture”). Hyperculture goes further, as it captures the unity of agriculture and the information interface. Satellite information networks today drive the creation of landscape. But […]


Food Archipelagos of the Sacramento River Delta (SRD)

By 2110, changing agricultural practices forced by rising tides will reshape the SRD landscape.

In the next 100 years, the ocean will rise approximately 1 meter, completely inundating the nation’s most fertile region with sea water. Dredging and the management of dredged material are an important function in the United States and the Bay area. In order to maintain channels and harbors at safe depths, periodic dredging is required. […]