No recent developments on the science fiction miniatures front-lack of money and time due to the final months of architecture school has put a kibosh on that side of life.
That said, I thought some science fiction fans might be interested in this story on the death of Paolo Soleri. Soleri is the coiner of the term ‘Arcology,’ which conjoins architecture and ecology. If you click through to the article you’ll find a kinder gentler (but still slightly creepy) view of the concept, which seems pretty cool when it’s not couched in the dystopian world view of cyberpunk science fiction. Which is totally where I originally encountered the term.
Here’s a link to the article by Scott Blair over at the Architectural Record website.