Can the Possible Exist in Physical Form?

On Architectural Projectiles, Computation, and Worldbuilding


The world in which we live is at once packed with solutions and saturated with impossibilities. Despite the sense of transformative urgency with which it is increasingly imbued, the confusion that reigns between apocalyptic claims about the end of the world and the incapacity to envision real ways out of this particular world only bolsters the idea that, as the saying goes, it has become easier to picture the end of the world than the end of capitalism. Although this is highly dependent upon where we look and what or whom we look at, the fact that there are still few signs of any crises that capitalism could not recover from is probably the most decisive reason why there still seems to be limited urgency, in practice, to actually take drastic measures to change anything about the way we collectively live.…