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Inside Icon 197: Technology, surveillance and digital design


A digital caress: this issue is about our connection to the virtual world. We look at the legacy of the microchip and the crisis in how our data is being used, while Sophie Haigney considers designers helping us hide from surveillance. Natalie Kane explores the dystopian wellness promised by health apps and editor Priya Khanchandani talks to Yuri Suzuki about designing for our ears. Plus: the new OMM by Kengo Kuma and Associates in Turkey, a football stadium full of trees in Austria, and a look at the reasons why data should be considered architecture. Read on...

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Icon is one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines. Every month we interview the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visit the best new buildings, analyse the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and review an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films. Beautifully presented and accessible, rigorous and insightful, Icon shows you exactly what’s happening in architecture and design today, and what it means for the future. 


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