suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
maryam FAYYAZ: The E – formations research project asserts that architecture takes place on the edge of real and virtual. Virtual is projected onto the real to create alternate spaces and multiply the experience of the user. In this way architecture exists in layers and user has the control to switch in between the different layers of experience. It erases the concept of location and orientation for the person within the space and is very much the same phenomena as on the World Wide Web where we exist as text and image – phantoms of our own selves.
It proposes a system of data vessels (DVs) where each DV is an interactive application that tracks down information on military conflicts based on Google earth. They enclose an inhabitable space inside activated by the user. Together they form a DV field that exhibit a communal/group behavior and make clusters based on location based matching and in this way implicate the social behavior of a networked society with each DV as a node in the network. This system is plugged in the outer ring of the western side of pentagon (US dept of defense) attacked on 9/11/01, an event that triggers another war in the world. On the outer side is the media wall that broadcast the real time activity inside DVs and becomes a loud expression of public opinion on the wars at present.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
mF: Cyber Culture and Digital Revolution in almost every sphere of life.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
mF: Architects in the Cyberspace (AD editions) and writings by Mark C Taylor.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?