[17 giugno 1999]
On Saturday 19 June at 2pm in The
Plymouth Arts Centre Cinema, a group of eminent architects and new media artists will
gather to discuss the impact of digital technologies on the shape and form of the 'city'.
The guest speaker will explore everyday human interaction with the built and information
environments of the modern city, and examine the role of architecture and the arts within
the city of the future. The integration of digital interactive multimedia with
architecture is a challenge to both practices and suggests a new field of activity: the
'Architecture of Cyberspace'. The guest speakers are:
- Alex de Rijke - from the Architectural Practice dR MM. [De Rijke Marsh Morgan], Alex
also teaches at the AA.
- Professor Roy Ascott - CAiiA-STAR, UWCN/UoP, has an international reputation in the
field of digital interactive media and was involved in the establishment of the ZKM Centre
for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany"
- Professor Adrian Gale - The School of Architecture and the Building Arts.
- Professor Gale worked with Mies Van der Rohe, formerly head of Plymouth.
- School of Computing, and now runs the School of Architecture founded by Prince Charles.
- Dirk Hansen - School of Architecture, UoP. Teaches and practices Architecture in
Plymouth and Berlin and will be focusing on the impact of Micro Architecture on the
structure of the city.
- Mike Phillips - CAiiA-STAR, UoP. Is head of the Interactive Media Subject Group and is a
practising interactive multimedia artist and telematic designer.
The symposium is free to members of the public. Everyone welcome. The wOw symposium is
part of the WithOut Walls exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre which runs until the 11 July.
"The future city will be everywhere and nowhere, it will be a city so greatly
different from the ancient city or from any city of today that we will probably fail to
recognise its coming as the city at all" (Frank Lloyd Wright)
Inspired by Plymouth Arts Centre's lottery proposal for a new 'wired' Arts and
Architecture Centre, wOw is an adventurous exploration of the future of such cultural
spaces / places, and the cities that sustain them. The lottery bid envisions a building
that integrates new media technologies into the fabric of its structure, and anticipates a
fusion of creative cultural activity into the information matrix of the city. Whilst
is being rewired for the digital information age, the future of its Arts and Architecture
is being modelled within the wOw exhibition. wOw is the result of a collaboration between
artists, architects and students from Brazil, Germany and the UK.
Time & Place:
Symposium Saturday 19 June 2.00 5.00 - Exhibition 5th June - 11th July - 1999
Exhibition and Symposium: Enquiries to Stephen Hobson, Director of Plymouth
Arts Centre, 38 Looe Street
Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0EB,
Tel: 01752 - 206114
Symposium: Enquiries to Mike Phillips @: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01752 232549
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