Immersive and Virtual Architecture at the Edge of Physicality

Immersive and Virtual Architecture at the Edge of Physicality

For the Spring 2009 MediaSCAPES symposium, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) addresses the shifting boundaries between the virtual and the physical worlds in the practice of architecture with experts Benjamin Bratton, Jean Michel Crettaz, Manuel DeLanda, Ed Keller, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Eric Owen Moss and Marcos Novak in conversation at SCI-Arc on Saturday, March 28 from 2 to 5pm.

Today, we are witness to an important moment of changing cultural paradigms, which are directly altering the manner in which technologies are being utilized in many, if not all, applications.

In this discussion, SCI-Arc hosts seven distinguished architects and theorists that work at the intersection of physical and virtual worlds.

These professionals will present their work and ideas and discuss the practice of immersive and virtual architecture, which spans animation and 3D technologies, digital environments, and questions of materiality ranging from theory to contemporary practices.

The discussion will explore the convergence of the material and the virtual within contemporary architecture, while also questioning the future of these shifting definitions and asking how these classifications will define our understanding of the relationships between tangible and intangible worlds.

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