From: Bruce Sterling [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 5:12 PM
Subject: Viridian Note 00338: Sustainable Metropolis
- Key concepts:
- Metropolis magazine, sustainability
- Attention Conservation Notice:
- an invitation
to green viewers and designers from "Metropolis,"
a magazine the Pope-Emperor reads faithfully.
The Roomba Robot Vacuum, a consumer emanation
from Rodney Brooks of MIT.
How have we lived this long without the
"Reemco Cat Mantis"?
Entries in the Biofuture Robot Dog Contest:
- Laura Sterling
- Mark Simpkins <mark*nodalpoints.org>
- Paul Jimenez <pj*place.org>
- Giles Turnbull <giles*gorjuss.com>
"Hi Bruce - my entry is up. - Giles"
- david rice <david*futurefeedforward.com>
"I whipped up a little entry for the dog contest.
I've had some downtime before I begin my new job,
so I've started a futurefeedforward novel. I am also
the proud father of a newly built Linux system."
- Duncan Stewart <stewarts*stewarts.org>
"Well, the competition is looking good...a little too
good, in fact. I decided I'd better finish up now before
all the good ideas get published.
"I present to you Watson(tm), the complete companion-
building system from your friends at <company as yet
. A mixture of tried-and-true technologies
and pure speculation. But with the right financing...
crossing my fingers... Duncan Stewart"
This contest ends September 30, 2002.
- Metropolis magazine
"Newsletter of Metropolis Magazine 9/2002
"The Sustainable Metropolis
"At the beginning of this section, we invite viewers to
submit their sustainably designed projects for use on our
site. We're looking for houses and office towers, as well
as thoughtfully designed chairs, tables, or other
furnishings == all emphasizing environmentalism and
creativity. Please send your sustainable project,
including jpegs and a list of green features, to
Metropolis at talk2us*metropolis.com.
"Here are two very different, yet equally important
"A Simple House in Washington, D.C.
"My wife, Julie, is an environmental policy researcher and
I am a partner at istudiodesign, a Washington, D.C.-based
collaboration of architects, designers, and planners
dedicated to the design of livable, sustainable
communities. We chose this house, our first, for
"Pharmacia Laboratory Building
"Green features need to be planned from the very start of
a project, not simply added as an afterthought. A pre-
design charette, hosted by Bill Browning of the Rocky
Mountain Institute, was held off-site with Flad &
Associates and other members of the design team, the
client, and the contractor. Careful use of sustainable
techniques and materials should save Pharmacia an
estimated $800,000 per year in energy costs."
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