Augmenting Spatiality by Refik Anadol
The ambient qualities of urban ecologies―as we as civilizations create them in specific geographic locations―are coming to the forefront of cultural production. With the advent of digital media and environmental consciousness more than any other point in human history we are able to access the formal qualities of the ambient environment in terms of the built, social and natural environments. Through sensors, databases and visualization we can collect information on the ambient dynamics of cities, sound, light, air quality, acoustics, human movement, ecological dimensions, social preferences and their multiplicity of interactions. And while social media and global commerce has transcended the confines of place, its impact on culture has made place-centric experiences and spatial awareness more important not less.
Curator: Pelin Derviş
Artist: RefiK Anadol
Architect: ŞANAL architecture|urbanism (Alexis Şanal, Orkun Beydaği)
Programming/Electronics Designer: Sebastian Neitsch
Sound Designer: Kerim Karaoğlu