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Instead of building a house in 20 hours move beyond houses

3D printer can build a house in 20 hours - YouTube http://buff.ly/SNIY4a
Why build a house in 20 hours
when you could build a whole community
by using the above technology
to build a cyber-matrix
that would hold as many spaces
as you wish
This matrix could be the skeleton
for mass produced surfaces
created remotely by factories that
now make cars

Thinking in terms of houses is the wrong approach
It sets the mind on what produces sprawl
It does not see the need to move beyond the car
It does not move far enough beyond green
It does not create sustainability

It is lovely that we can say we built that and mean
that NASA stumbled on enlarging CAD
Lovely to build a house in 20 hours
But it would be more lovely
to dream of an actual move forward that
would get the job done

This is like Google's driverless car
It is an oxymoron in the making
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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…