Archaeology of the Digital

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Installations + Exhibitions

archaeology of the digital

In the new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, The Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention, a generation of contemporary work crosses the line to become part of history. The work of Office dA, under Nader Tehrani and Monica Ponce de León, is presented in relation to five conceptual categories: High-Fidelity 3D, Topology and Topography, Photorealism, Data, and Structure and Cladding.

In the  third and final installation of a series curated by Greg Lynn, the exhibition unearths a body of work from a wide array of architects in the infancy of digital speculations. With much of the work done on software now long obsolete, the CCA archivists had to undertake a long forensic process of recovering data that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Capped off by the Greg Lynn Show, all architects were interviewed, Letterman-style in front of a live audience. This and an e-publication will be available to the public in the near future.

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