Saturday, February 9, 2008

Slow Real Time

Cities change ever so imperceptibly every day. Most change is filtered through municipal permits, licenses and other administrative acts. We plan to put together a "slow real time" exhibit at the Venice Architecture Biennale this fall to visualize urban change permit-by-permit, in real time, however slow it may be, and then showing the faster real time impacts that such piecemeal change has on other urban activities. So far, I have discussed this concept with Carlo Ratti of MIT senseable lab (participated in last Biennale), Steve Guerin of Redfish and Santa Fe Institute (who is creating an interactive space in Santa Fe) and Nicholas DeMonchaux, currently at Berkeley (participated in Biennale in 2000 and conducted studio programs in Venice). Check out the wiki from time to time.
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