“This piece,” Sterling says, “is doing the same futuristic thing that Archigram did decades ago, except for us, for now, in our idiom, with our techniques. It’s far-out, it’s edgy, it’s visionary, it’s truly violative of the given norm, and yet there’s nothing merely cheap and sensational here. These are ground-breaking concepts dressed in a Pop Art battlesuit, and beneath that guise lies profundity. Time is going to be kind to this.”
A small excerpt:
“I’d contend cities are not just engines of invention in stories, they themselves are powerful engines of culture and re-invention. [...]
Cities are the best battlesuits we have.
It seem to me that as we better learn how to design, use and live in cities – we all have a future.”