Architecture of Network vs. Geometry of Separation | esse arts + opinions

Architecture of Network vs. Geometry of Separation

86 - 2018

In the era of the extra-spatial and extra-temporal pervasiveness of the World Wide Web, we still attend the conflict between two world models: one based on the concept of a wall, intended as a device producing fragmentation, ghettoization, and division, and one founded on the concept of network, in reference to the development of a virtual space of connection, based on the Internet. Today the Internet appears to be the most important device of global connection, but does it involve only a virtual connection or can it also determine a real physical linkage? Can the Internet induce a new wave in designing public space? As a democratic device, can it generate spaces of freedom?

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