Cubinator – Final project by Marta Colpani and Sarah Moore
Virtualization of our daily tasks, as well as of communication processes, social activity, production, economics, and media consumption probably have more impact on our temporal and spatial awareness and sensorial processes than we tend to believe. This project attempts to focus more on our altered perception of space and time, as a consequence of our frequent use of new (digital) media. Expanding on Munster’s book (2006), in particular on her chapter on digitality, where she discuss the idea of a global digital time and refers to the 24 hours economy, we would like to discuss multiple layers of our distorted perception of time and space, which are produced by our frequent use of digital media.We want to argue that this new distorted perception of the space and time of production, and relative changes in our idea of location, presence and distance, alienate us from the physical space and time in various ways, some more subtle than others. First of all, we are barely aware of the technical infrastructure that is needed to support our daily virtual activities and the costs of its maintenance (in money, energy power, physical space for servers, employment in developing countries). We tend then to lose sight on the impact that our virtual activities have on economics and on the environment.
Final course project by Marta Colpani and Sarah Moore. See the project site: http://www.martacolpani.com/cubinator/cubinator.html