As technology advances and our computers continue to get smarter and faster, the rendered world and the real world seem to be converging, slowly merging to become one and the same. It can be genuinely difficult to tell a rendered image from a photograph sometimes. And yet, I think there’s a growing disparity between the rendered world and the real world. Not in visual quality, but in contents.
On the 2nd of July 2020, I graduated (online) with my ten-months-long research-by-design project in Landscape Architecture, “The Operating Venetian Lagoon: The Agency of Barene.”
I have known Xiaoyoue Shi for several months. His elaborate metaphors, accurate timing and confusing speech -conditions I want to believe we share- make him one of the most peculiar characters I have come to know during my BK days. Having the right person and lacking a decent idea for this article, I decided to work in a reverse order: instead of defining an interesting theme and then finding an interviewee, I decided to talk with an interesting man about anything and then elaborate on that. In this occasion, and for the sake of coherency, we discussed technology and the intricacies of digital space.