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HAL-9000  /  2001 A Space Odyssey

 

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We have become increasingly concerned with the bias towards aesthetics in building design, and the suppression of an urban discourse in the way buildings are conceived, taught and critiqued. The line of research takes place in multiple directions with two points in common:

 

1.  The city is analyzed with tweaked eyes. Our eyes imagine the impossible in the blurring of the physical existing city limits towards a real cultural and social revolution acquired by connecting parts of the city that have never been connected before. But, how? The answer is in the new media that allows for a new digital umbrella targeting all human beings. This homogenous informational scope proposes different times, speeds, group rhythms and multi-existences while forwarding a new radical understanding of urban realities.

 

2.  The Network dream. Shall we invent a new term to represent the expectations of people in this new globalized world? Could a new understanding of life quality and happiness for all be achieved only through ideas emerging from the net-world? 

October 29, 2013

Metamorphosis

def.:a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means (Oxford Dictionary).

 

There are many points of new discernment in a digital deformation protocol. These points signify a moment throug...

October 16, 2013

Research agenda / Teaching Interest
The dissertation’s index is both, in relationship to a concept and to the academic structure embedded in the concept. Thus the subtitles of this paper relate to the course of the writers interest and expertise.

 

 

Index

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June 5, 2013

Course Overview

Introduction

Project ReHousing rethinks the historically stigmatized perception of the existing Public Housing Developments. The course proposes conceptual design alterations that pay special attention to the Construction Processes applied to the mentione...

February 15, 2013

Course Overview

The Prototype Intangibles course is designed to simultaneously research, diagram and fabricate concepts with the following principles:

           -    Proposals extract conceptual potentials from selected buildings projected within the last 10 years....

May 4, 2012

w/ Dimitra Gavrilaki

 

Course Overview

The Urban Metamorphosis studio is designed to simultaneously research and develop multi-scaled urbanization proposals based on the following principles:

          -   The city as the main character in a narrative which serves as a fra...

November 9, 2011

Project Intersection plays with projections of intersections in the city of all the New York by paring them in an endless history of relationships. The pairs are connected to a centered vertical line composing the whole as a mirror of impossible reflections or if you l...

October 7, 2011

The web page WikiLeaks works as a journalist group that searches for information coming mainly from Whistleblowing (1) web sites.


The most extensive disclosure of secret Pentagon documents has happened under Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks two weeks ago. In this occasion th...

August 19, 2011

I heard a story… about afterlife in the net-world.


A friend of a friend passed away in an unexpected accident. He, as any other modern fellow, was a physical and a virtual person at the same time. Both persons did not necessarily correspond in space or time. Neither ha...

June 6, 2011

Art conception is subordinated to the network culture. It is conceived as multiple morphogenesis based on common network denominations such as copy and paste, link reference, hyperlink, blogging, etc. Federico Soriano always talked about how the new communication syste...

April 4, 2011

The article Here’s the Pub, Church and Field for Public Sex published on October 7, 2010 in The New York Times points out the concept of “dogging” regarding the idea of having sex in public with people you have met in the web. It is becoming a usual practice in many pl...

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