The power of AI is such that it may jeopardize what it means to be human and whether people retain freedom of choice. AI might reshape the relationship between humans and technology in society. The ethical issues emerging from AI are complex and quickly evolving. What follows is that identifying and implementing appropriate solutions can be difficult.
Rethinking the building material cycle is an urgent ecological necessity. The work of Bellastock (Paris 2006), Rotor (Brussels 2006) and Rural Studio (Newbern, Alabama 1993) provides a fascinating window into the myriad challenges - logistical, economic, formal, social - to reusing building materials and components.