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„IN A WAY, THE VISIONS OF THE 1960S HAVE BECOME REALITY. AS ARCHIGRAM AND SUPERSTUDIO AMONG OTHERS ANTICIPATED, WE PLUG IN, TURN ON, AND TUNE UP OUR ENVIRONMENT. WE ARE GLOBAL NOMADS UNTETHERED IN AN OCEAN OF ACCESS, FLOATING IN THE FLUX OF INFORMATION AND CAPITAL THAT CREATES THE BACKGROUND OF OUR HAPPILY NETWORKED AND CONNECTED LIVES. THE ENABLING INFRASTRUCTURES OF COMMUNICATION AND DATA NETWORKS THAT WERE FANTASIZED IN THE EARLY MODERN 30S, ENGINEERED IN THE THERMONUCLEAR PARANOIA OF THE 50S, AND POLITICIZED AND SOCIALIZED IN THE COUNTER-CULTURE OF THE 60S AND 70S ARE NOW MATERIALIZED, BUREAUCRATIZED, AND COMMERCIALIZED AS THE UBIQUIOUS ORGANIZING STRUCTURE FOR THE POST-CONSUMER DYNAMICS OF EMPIRE.“

Anthony Burke in „Redefining Network Paradigms“ in „Network Practices“, 2007

Im Mittelpunkt des Sommersemesters steht die künstlerisch-räumliche Auseinandersetzung mit Informations- und Datensystemen. Unsichtbare Datenspuren sollen mit raumbezogenen Mitteln in einem Entwurf sichtbar gemacht werden. Es entstehen so Raumkonstrukte, begehbare Geometrien und Beziehungsgeflechte, die Datenflüsse, Informationen und deren Beziehung untereinander räumlich erfahrbar machen sollen.