ARTIFICIAL CITIES (II) & TECNOCRACY

Urban Renewal in New York Project, New York, New York. Aerial perspective

“Today for the first time in the history of mankind, at this moment when immensely developed science and perfected technology offer the means, we are building what we want, making an architecture that is not determined by technique, but that uses technique – pure, absolute architecture. Today, man is master over infinite space”. (HOLLEIN, PICHLER; FORMS AND DESIGNS; Translated by Kurt Rheinfurt  in arts & architecture, August 1963)

NOTE:

TECHNOCRACY–  the government or control of society or industry by an elite of technical experts.

• an instance or application of this.

• an elite of technical experts.

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One comment

  1. ramalhodiogo

    « Maria: There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.
    We shall build a tower that will reach to the stars! Having conceived Babel, yet unable to build it themselves, they had thousands to build it for them. But those who toiled knew nothing of the dreams of those who planned. And the minds that planned the Tower of Babel cared nothing for the workers who built it. The hymns of praise of the few became the curses of the many – BABEL! BABEL! BABEL! – Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a Mediator, and this must be the heart.»

    [quote from Metropolis (1927), Fritz Lang]

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