Starting just a few hours from now down at SCI-Arc, on a cloudless 73º day, “seven distinguished architects and theorists” whose designs straddle “the intersection of physical and virtual worlds” will be presenting their work at the Mediascapes Symposium, led by Ed Keller.
The bulk of the afternoon’s discussion will encompass “the practice of immersive and virtual architecture, which spans animation and 3D technologies, digital environments, and questions of materiality… asking how these classifications will define our understanding of the relationships between tangible and intangible worlds.”
One of today’s speakers, Benjamin Bratton, who will also be presenting next week at Postopolis! LA, describes his talk: “Pervasive computing will make inanimate objects see, hear, and comment on our interactions with them. This experience will, in many cases, be indistinguishable from a psychotic break, or from the rituals of classical Animism.” That, or it will feel like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
If you’re in LA, be sure to stop by.