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id ecaade2013r_005
authors Pickersgill, S.
year 2013
title Digital ontology and the architectural monstrous
source FUTURE TRADITIONS [1st eCAADe Regional International Workshop Proceedings / ISBN 978-989-8527-03-5], University of Porto, Faculty of Architecture (Portugal), 4-5 April 2013, pp. 71-82
summary This paper aims to connect a reading of Francisco Goya’s painting Vuelo de Brujo with Marco Frascari’s metaphorical exploration of the idea of ‘monstrosity’ in architecture in Monsters of Architecture (1991). It also seeks to connect these works to contemporary forms of digital monstrosity and the proposition that the existential anxiety explored within current digital representations of the monstrous have both their basis in the technical apparatus within which they are created, and current thinking on material realism in ontology. Given the emergence of complex forms of ‘life’ within Cellular Automata studies and the speculations regarding digital ontology stemming from Stephen Wolfram’s New Kind of Science, the paper also asks what the consequences of large-scale expansions of these capabilities will entail in a post-Singularity scenario.
keywords Monsters, Architecture, Digital Modelling, Singularity, Digital Ontology
email sean.pickersgill@unisa.edu.au
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