What we’ve found:
The brand new ‘Sea Hunter’ from the US army is a 130-feet long unmanned vessel built for hunting submarines. It’s designed to operate for months at a time whilst following navigation rules and avoiding collisions. Although it is an impressive piece of equipment, it faces the same challenges of other self-operating vehicles. What happens if pirates manage to take control of the vessel? Or what happens if it is remotely hacked?
What we’ve listened to:
Johann Hari tries to change our perspective on how we understand addiction on this Ted Talk ‘Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong’. He talks about how the approach of the western countries for the last 100 years has made the drug addiction worse and it is interesting to hear about the results of the only country in the world that has decriminalised all drugs.
What we’ve watched:
On this interview to Patrik Schumacher he talks about the first time he met Zaha Hadid. It is impressive to realise that Vitra Fire Station was developed in 2D and drawn by hand. It is easy to forget how much the field has changed since architects started using 3D software.
What has inspired us:
This week we were inspired by St Elie Church on Mound Lebanon by architect Maroun Lahoud. This beautiful marble-clad temple features a series of terraces with natural materials around the building.
Quote of the week:
“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” —Seth Godin, Squidoo founder, author and blogger