This conceptual design for a ‘building eraser‘, i.e. a robot that automatically scrubs out unwanted structures has shades of I, Robot. Robot demolition is actually a thing – Swedish industrial giant Husqvarna manufactures a whole range of automated machinery for doing away with old buildings / From Below, aviation photography by Edward Knowles / What’s in your bedroom, creative sleeping spaces in London.
Photography by Studio Greiling / art objects by Toni Spyras / Identity Parade, a ‘contemporary museum of creativity for a particular individual, a designer who is in love with technology, mass media and pop culture’ / images from Expo 70 in Osaka, the point at which the retro future began / illustrations and prints at Packed Flat Industries / art by Nurhan Gokturk / Feedlots, a satellite-sourced photographic series by Mishka Henner: ‘a type of animal feeding operation (AFO) which is used in factory farming for finishing livestock, notably beef cattle, but also swine, horses, sheep, turkeys, chickens or ducks, prior to slaughter / Watering the toxic garden, images from cult German magazine Der Orchideengarten from the collection of 50 Watts.
Are we having fun yet? ‘John Lanchester on the banks’ barely believable behaviour’ in the London Review Books. As always, Lanchester writes clearly and entertainingly about hugely complex matters, with just the right amount of indignation / keep your blood temperature simmering with this one: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer? Even more spectacular wrongness; the imminent creation of the ‘Bahamanian Riviera‘, a monumental piece of over-development coming soon to ‘one of the world’s most beautiful white sand beaches’