2006 Architectrure of the medial spaces
Architectural structures are of significant importance not only in its function as human habitat, but also for the development of modern media and information technologies.
The media in general and computer hardware and software engineering in particular rely on basic concepts of structuring and cultural techniques of spacing. The public uses the concept ´architecture´even far beyond the scale of building. Although these fields are not primarily related to the art of building, they employ fundamental architectural models and metaphors.
The common use of information technologies not only influences our perception of space, time and scale: its impact on our daily life makes us to change our environment and, further on, makes us to rethink our understanding of structures, which we consider to be fundamental to architecture or the built environment. The conference will set up a dialogue about the transforming of architectural structures as well as the architectural structuring of media technologies. Their relationship becomes evident in crossover strategies in communication and design, that put this interdependence to the foreground. As one result, grids, maps, brandings and imagings more and more overlay the real topographic patterns and gain rising impact on the built order of space
Speakers (according to timetable): Omar Akbar, Dieter Orzessek, Stephan Pinkau, Bernhard Siegert, Annett Zinsmeister, Joachim Krausse, Hans – Christian von Herrmann, Ursula Meseberg, Wolfgang Schäffner, Michael Mussotter, Tanja Diezmann, Angela Zumpe, Finn Geipel, Peter Magyar, Francesca Vidal, Torsten Blume, Walter Prigge, Angelika Schnell.