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Martin Pawley: hacks baffled by technology (again)

Against all probability, the Future Systems opening at the ica last week succeeded in trumping its 1991 show at the riba, the memorable occasion when Beck's, the sponsor, thrice ran out of beer and the atmosphere turned so electric that this magazine's reporter announced that the future had arrived and Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete were about to be given their first major commission. In fact they weren't, at least not immediately. It was four years before their house in Islington, ...

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