Evolution digitized: architecture of the sublime dream
ContributorsVaništa Lazarević, Eva
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Although it might sound absurd, digitalization of the world is a natural process. Notions like technological or biological evolution, as well as digital and post-digital age have their origins in other disciplines. For architecture, the reflection on digitalization is clear and straightforward methodological relationship between the real, the virtual and the actual, overlapping of which is a spatial category. It is easy to consider broader context of such deliberation to be cultural, political, economic or neo-liberal, super-modern or post-postmodern can be easy, but, however the future of architecture is seen, it is crucial to redefine the spatiality of human body whose borders got blurred by technology. In order not to step too far away into the territory of anthropology of such defined topic, we should limit our exploration to the analogies closer to architecture such as relationship between software and hardware, nature and technology, or myth and abstraction. In thus fo...rmulated sequence of things states, such as, neoliberal capitalism, religiosity, or even more general like sense of abstraction or inclination to surreal, can be classified as nature that confirms itself through the thesis that What survives is allowed. However, architecture always presented a radical cut in relation to nature, with a desire to redesign it. Bearing in mind that architectural dreams always surpassed the possibilities of their fulfilment, thus growing into the myths of power and infinity, the transfer between the real and the virtual, on the road to actual that occurs today, can be considered as the same process but two-way without being mediated by other media. This means that the relationship of human towards oneself is the same as the one generating one's relationship towards the nature, as well as the wish to adjust to oneself the same dream that lead one to understand, by the nature of things, given role. According to Heidegger etymological origin of the word being comes from the word to settle or adjust (the environment). According to Donald Mertzel and Meg Harris Williams architecture is comprised of petrified dreams. Per Gilles Deleuze actual becomes only when the real transfers into the virtual and gains its new purport. For Maurice Merlo- Ponty invisibility is an integral part of perception, while for Juhani Pallasmaa it is more than that, it is the part of prelevance itself. According to Vincent Mosco sublime infinity is the necessary depth of human image of the world, the same world in which the evolutions of the creator and the created, according to Bergson, became equal.While Decartus' infinite series of unattainable returns us to the nature of Plato's primordial-space.
Keywords:Digital space / Post-digital era / Evolution / Super-natural
Source:Places and Technologies 2014 [Elektronski izvor] : keeping up with technologies to improve places : conference proceedings : 1st international academic conference, Belgrade, 3-4. April 2014, 2014, 846-852
- Belgrade : University, Faculty of Architecture