AA Inter 3

AA Inter 3 2011-12

Post Cyberpunk Codec

 Magnus Casselbrant

Zero: The public calls for urgent rebuilding, an increased food supply and faster infrastructural deployment while high above the suits call for calm and unity. The Left demands the preservation of humane zones amid radioactive fears, while from the Right, a parametric squad scripts a warfare plan for peaceful reconstruction and a prosperous future. Fast-forward two seasons: hackers, drones and wild monkeys equipped with sensors redraw the map of Japan based on radiation levels, while within temporary shelters in debris-filled wastelands portable game consoles and phone apps load the latest update of virtual girlfriends and companions – zero sociability.

One: Based on adaptation and its social implications, Intermediate 3 has studied Japanese landscapes and cultures of time, creation and destruction. Navigating betweenyesterday’s technological neon wonder and today’s reality of desolation and radiated fall-out, students developed an understanding of adaptive environments by investigating atypical infrastructures, natural disasters and a society in thrall to technology.

Designs were first articulated through adapting ‘creatures’ and prototypes, and further developed into time-based architectures. Ling Leng created a strange artificial/natural botanical/scientific experiment, situated in a primeval forest in the ‘ring of fire’. Radiating encrypted mysteries, Magnus Casselbrant used electromagnetic waves and particles to decrypt and reveal classified information as part of a public event in Tokyo Bay. In her Phantom of Akihabara, Patricia Mato Mora restored Tokyo’s light-polluted night sky to a total black-out moment by a ritualistic float that captures stars, while Xinyue Zhang speculated on how hackers scan Japan’s eastern coast, producing a landscape of new Godzillas and strange tales of fear and entertainment.

One Zero Zero Zero: ‘In terms of the future well-being of our species, does it matter that we are replacing actual nature with technological nature?’ – Peter H Kahn

 Magnus Casselbrant

[vimeo vimeo.com/44043024] Tae Hyuk (Terrance) Kim

 Suyi Choi

 Ling Leng

 Sho Ito

 Xinyue (Nicole) Zhang

 Christina Varvia

 Patricia Mato Mora

 Leni Popovoci

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