Our relationship to the built environment is becoming increasingly reliant on pervasive digital technology and decreasingly reliant on the physical embodiment of place. The digital devices we append to our bodies, embed in our spaces, and lay as ubiquitous infrastructure are becoming the interface that mediates our interactions with the world around us. THIS COULD GET WEIRD examines the value of reclaiming this interface as an architectural territory. The lecture argues for integrating a transdiciplinary and anti-disciplinary ethos into the conservative domain of Architecture, and discusses the messiness that would consequentially ensue. Lastly, the lecture demonstrates current design research that focuses on the interface as a primary facilitator for interstitial interactions between digital and analog datums.
The lecture is apart of the Spring Lecture Series for Florida International University’s School of Architecture, and is scheduled for February 28th, 2013 at 5pm in the PCA Auditorium, room 135.