Who hasn’t dreamed of having a robot to accomplish certain tasks? For a long time people have conceived the existence and the possibility of having or creating such automatons, or robots, or androids or humanoids in their imaginary worlds, to replace them, or to do things in their place, or just to be with them. The word “robot” is recent (a 20th-century word), but the ancients used the word “automaton”… Read more

Book Club | November 2022: Vitruvius On Architecture

The architect should be equipped with knowledge of many branches of study and varied kinds of learning, for it is by his judgement that all work done by the other arts is put to test. This knowledge is the child of practice and theory. Vitruvius 1.1.1, translated by Morris Hicky Morgan For November’s Book Club we will be reading selections from Vitruvius’ On Architecture. Vitruvius (Marcus Vitruvius Pollio) was writing… Read more