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dc.contributor.advisor McKee, Elysabeth Yates-Burns
dc.creatorGreer, Matthew Preston
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:09:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:09:07Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13835
dc.description.abstract As technology becomes more prevalent in our society, it becomes more concealed. There is danger when we no longer have the awareness to question the presence of these instruments in our lives or our cities. We are becoming cyborgs, human-like creatures plugged into a technological superorganism. The line between human and machine is becoming blurred as technology becomes integrated into our selves. The supreme danger is in becoming part of the standing-reserve of a technological commodity. The saving power lies in architecture's ability to question, and therefore to reveal. We must produce events within our cities that resonate with the vibrations that shake the foundations of the status quo. These events bore through and reveal the layers that make up our technological society. Small fragments of architecture will be installed at each event that would resonate throughout, provoking, instigating, and questioning.
dc.format.extent 456 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Sociology
Social structure
dc.title Machinengeist: The spirit of the machine in architecture (1994). (Volumes I and II)
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Greer, Matthew Preston. "Machinengeist: The spirit of the machine in architecture (1994). (Volumes I and II)." (1994) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13835.


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