Nicholas de Monchaux | Consider the Spacesuit, Part 1 | C-Lab

Going back to the current context of parametric design and the really utopian notion of how genes operate, Stephen J. Gould called it a “Panglossian paradigm” – everything has evolved to be perfect. This turns out not to be the case at all. Most things in evolution turn out to be much more fashioned – our eardrums are fashioned out of the reptilian jawbone, so we can’t eat anything bigger than our head, but we can hear, which is great, but it’s not an optimal solution, it’s just using whatever is to hand to make whatever is necessary to deal with current circumstances.

At the beginning, there’s a great thing about Kubrick hiring all the people who were out of work after we got to the moon …


Nicholas de Monchaux | Consider the Spacesuit, Part 1 | C-Lab

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