Video Archive | Canal Street (2)

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Victoria Meyers presents a housing facility in Tribeca and a community center in Brooklyn, stressing different issues with the...
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Michael Sorkin describes a fake cafe near the congested Canal Street in New York, constructed in two weeks as a movie set. This...

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February 14, 1996 | Video Lecturer:

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Michael Sorkin describes a fake cafe near the congested Canal Street in New York, constructed in two weeks as a movie set. This is an example of how the authentic city which is accessible and malleable, is becoming a mendacity with slipped-in meaning. Walter Hudson, in addition to being the world’s fattest man, is the paradigmatic citizen of the simulated city of post-electronic paranoia. Full participation in the electronic city requires a remarkable relinquishing of privacy as the body becomes public space, and putting democracy in doubt by inhibiting the ability to freely associate. As electronic space collapses difference, new models of democratic relation must emerge from the modernist sameness.