John Harwood

  • Promotional rendering for King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia, 2014.

    Keller Easterling’s Extrastatecraft

    Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, by Keller Easterling. London and New York: Verso, 2014. 252 pages.

    KELLER EASTERLING’S Extrastatecraft is the latest installment in her vitally important ongoing analysis of the rapidly changing physical and political landscapes of twenty-first-century capitalism. Over the past decade and a half, the prolific Easterling has undertaken substantive studies of this subject through a rapid-fire set of essays, lectures, and books. Earlier volumes—such as Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and Its Political Masquerades (2005)—mined a

  • Screenshot from The Griot Sings Haibun, 2005–, implementation and interface by D. Fox Harrell, generated by Harrell and Joseph A. Goaguen.

    D. Fox Harrell’s Phantasmal Media

    THE MYSTERIOUS GRAY AREA between cognitive science and computer science has long held broad allure, seducing thinkers at least since the time of Norbert Wiener and the theorization of cybernetics at midcentury. In the ensuing decades, what began as the technical field of artificial intelligence has increasingly captured the imagination of an emerging generation of prolific scholar-artists who are mining AI for new forms of expression and reception. Working primarily in institutional contexts characterized by descriptors such as new, integrated, and digital media, they are pursuing intensive