Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Digital Baroque

Digital San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane. Department Of Design. The Ohio State University. 2007
Critic: Gabriel Esquivel
We would like to address specific ways in which experimental architects make use of digital media, what effects this has on architectural production and architectural form, and how this relates to today’s rapid and complex cultural transformations. Performance as a paradigm for architecture moves the attention away from the static object and towards a complex and dynamic plane of relations. Performance understands architecture, technology and culture not as separate and isolated elements, but as elements interrelated through complex feedback loops, by which they simultaneously affect each other. After building and analyzing crucial aspects of the irregularities of San Carlo’s interior surface, you need to establish an organization to begin to record the simple changes and the affects of the generated surface. The precedent helps us speculate into a new development of the Baroque Technique using new technology to continue the process.
Consult the San Carlo posting within this Blog. October 13.
Paul Benson
Joe Weagraff
Amber Dixon

Justin Boyd

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