Video Archive | Cyberspace (8)

Neil Spiller-clip_1394
Jean Michel Crettaz welcomes Neil Spiller and questions the role of the new, and the future of architecture, science, and...
Sandeep Divekar-clip_971
Divekar discusses the move within architecture towards the utilization of computerized capabilities. He discusses 3D...
Stephen Bingham
Stephen Bingham, one of the founders of the computer graphics firm Alias, shows a movie he made to caution against the dangers of...
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Stephen Bingham presents a dystopian film connecting media, cyberspace and drugs. It is a warning about not only virtual reality...
Christian Hubert And Sylvia Lavin The Double...
Christian Hubert presents a picture that represents his lecture. Hubert describes historic instances that produce...
Christian Hubert And Sylvia Lavin The Double...
Sylvia Lavin discusses the development of machine fetishism and the complex relationship between architecture and philosophy...
Brian Boigon Wild Thang-clip_2416
Christian Hubert introduces the last event of the fall series. Brian Boigon's work at the University of Toronto and concentration...
Hal Foster Neofuturism Architecture And Technology
Hal Foster begins by reciting the text of a recent newspaper ad in which AT&T argues for "Telecommunity ... a vast global...

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February 20, 2008 | Video Lecturer:

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Jean Michel Crettaz welcomes Neil Spiller and questions the role of the new, and the future of architecture, science, and technology. Crettaz asks how we investigate systems beyond visual anchor points. He goes on to say that science fiction has exhausted its visual vocabulary, and therefore novel spacial propositions will be informed by cyberspace, emergent technologies, genetics, and molecular and tissue engineering.


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February 8, 1997 | Video Lecturer:

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Divekar discusses the move within architecture towards the utilization of computerized capabilities. He discusses 3D visualization and computing and their coexistence within the world of film and entertainment. He quotes William Gibson, “Cyberspace is a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators.” He speaks of blurring the lines between perception and reality and discusses his research of human computing interfaces that move away from utilization of headsets, twoard utilizing the human body to map space. He shows a video featured on CNN.


Stephen Bingham

October 6, 1993 | Video Lecturer:

Stephen Bingham, one of the founders of the computer graphics firm Alias, shows a movie he made to caution against the dangers of cyberspace and virtual reality. He equates cyberspace with drugs, and predicts that if virtual reality technology continues developing along current paths it will lead to a dystopian world. Through a fictional narrative, Bingham comments on the mesmerizing influence media has in our lives, and stresses the inadequate awareness of the gender and sexuality aspects of technology.

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October 6, 1993 | Video Lecturer:

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Stephen Bingham presents a dystopian film connecting media, cyberspace and drugs. It is a warning about not only virtual reality in the future, but media technology’s already ubiquitous influence today. By evoking Timothy Leary, Bingham draws parallels between drugs and virtual reality as escapes from reality, or perhaps as glimpses of underlying reality. Bingham claims Los Angeles is the center of cyberspace since that is the source of Western consumerist fantasies.


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Christian Hubert presents a picture that represents his lecture. Hubert describes historic instances that produce fetishism and informal associations between technology and space. The layers of the picture are intended to be analogous with current conditions of rational expression and the body’s desire to transform technology through evolving sentiments. He traces a lineage of situations that embrace the “anxiety of the future” and the ability to shift human understanding.


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Sylvia Lavin discusses the development of machine fetishism and the complex relationship between architecture and philosophy since the advent of the personal computer. She describes technology as existing within the social field of desire and fetish. She summarizes those points by exploring situations where architecture can produce and project desire and revolution simultaneously.


Hal Foster Neofuturism Architecture And Technology

October 5, 1987 | Video Lecturer:
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Hal Foster begins by reciting the text of a recent newspaper ad in which AT&T argues for “Telecommunity … a vast global network of networks, the merging of communications and computers ….” Foster wonders if there is a kind of architecture that can resist “Telecommunity.” He reviews and dismisses a range of options. Foster proposes a “neofuturism” to critically engage contemporary technology in a world in which science no longer has any existence apart from economic life, creating an erosion of boundaries between bodies, machines, nature and artifice. Foster wonders what “a valid technopolitics for the First World” might be. He discusses some possible positions, stressing the dominance of the “permanent war economy.”

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Aaron Betsky introduces Hal Foster.