Jordan Geiger

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PublisherArpa Journal2014
Architects experiment upon the world. Researchers extend outside the laboratory by co-opting existing structures of influence and crafting new techniques of engagement. Even the effects of proving grounds–from Coney Island to emergency drills–leak beyond their boundaries without any official sanction. Impacts are often unpredictable, but no less powerful. The practice of human subject research has yielded the benefits of the polio vaccine and the horrors of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, reminding us that, as a former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency once remarked, “When we fail, we fail big.” ‘Test Subjects’ focuses on the contended nature of application ...
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PublisherThe Avery Review2017
Jordan Geiger tracks technologies of incarceration; Joy Knoblauch speculates on the possibility of designing discomfort; and the Architecture Lobby responds to the AIA with an essay from Peggy Deamer, Keefer Dunn, and Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió.

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