Digital Making with Patchers, Bridge People and 'Funny' Fabbers

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Abstrakt

The field of architectural design has, in the last years, shown an increasing interest in SF. This interest can be as simple as adopting the imaginative freedom that SF inspires, or it may be directed towards SF as a conceptual space to create, test, and critique the utopian speculations of architectural practice or the impact of emerging technology on design. This paper discusses the relationship between 3D printing technologies, non-alienated labour, and urban cultures in William Gibson’s The Peripheral, with additional reference to Virtual Light and All Tomorrow’s Parties from the Bridge trilogy. Each of these novels shows additive manufacturing technology as crucial for the contestation of ownership and belonging in urban futures.

In an overly literal interpretation of world-building, the paper describes how this reading of 3D printing technology becomes a vehicle for experimentation in architectural design. Such experimentation appropriates the estrangement of Gibson’s text as a “site” to resituate making cultures in relation to new material and technological constraints and opportunities. This interpretation is not only descriptive, but also projective, and the paper showcases built speculations in digital fabrication, with new implications for sustainable, ethical, and aesthetic practices in architectural design.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato19 sep. 2019
StatusUdgivet - 19 sep. 2019
Begivenhed10. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung: The Romantic Fantastic - Freie Universität Berlin, Seminar für Filmwissenschaft, Berlin, Tyskland
Varighed: 18 sep. 201921 sep. 2019

Konference

Konference10. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung
LokationFreie Universität Berlin, Seminar für Filmwissenschaft
LandTyskland
ByBerlin
Periode18/09/201921/09/2019

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10. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung

Joel Letkemann (Deltager)

18 sep. 201921 sep. 2019

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Citationsformater

Letkemann, J. (2019). Digital Making with Patchers, Bridge People and 'Funny' Fabbers. Afhandling præsenteret på 10. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung, Berlin, Tyskland.