The project presents an archive with a fictional technology that collects what users of the museum perceive, in the form of text,images, and video, etc. These “perceptions” are projected into the library as holograms and augmented realities, blurring the line between physical and virtual realities. The architecture seeks to express how a myriad of views – following the introduction of the internet, social media, data spiders, and affected by globalisation and migration trends – are flowing into each other creating new patterns of thinking, and in the realities we perceive there may be more than meets the eyes.
The archive represents an isolated space simulating an extreme of society, where invasive technology can collect personal data without our awareness. Strangers can access, filter, and mine this data, and with or without their intervention the realities we perceive can be warp dramatically by feedback through the many streams of information that exist in the growing networked society.
tutors: Farzin Lotfi-jam & Sam Rice