The city as cultural mechanism, social form, and as communication technology, resembles language, developing, storing, and transmitting culture. The city as a collective human organism, maintains a niche, adapting to, and transforming the environment. The relations of culture and communication technology can be framed in the human scale of the city and evaluated in terms of spatial and relational structurc, thc matcrialization and internalization of abstraction, and the synthcsis of the organic and machine esthetic - of form and function - quality of lifc. Temporally, enduring fonn and practice sustain change.
DiCenzo, Clock, Fire, Mirror, Communication, Technology, Culture