Sunday, March 30, 2008


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Never bored

It is interesting as a phenomenon how the world wide web can be seen as a place for entertainment and media fueled environment . The web offers all kinds of option to keep oneself busy and linked to the world and outer people . Some examples could be the ones that are related to the ways things work in general and how social networking sites or video upload and download offers enough reasons for users to be part of a entertainment cycle. The fusion of mediums that the web allows and the telepresence that can be used as communication tool makes out of the computer and the web tool with witch people can play and have fun in an virtual environment . As Bruce Sterling ( the science fiction author ) was saying in one of his speeches because of the web a lot of creative people are becoming "victims " of the applications that it has to offer . The desire of being informed and keeping things updated on a level that is connected to the flow of information or to the information that is used on a daily basis by the user .The web combined with the tool of computer defines a new medium where entertainment and media can be understood in a new and different way . There is a strong difference between the way the medium of television was interacting with the spectator and the way the computer allows the spectator to interact with different people and different types of information at the same time . In this way the interactive medium of computer allows the interaction with multiple layers or windows to be made and be part of the way the user works and is entertained . This way of interacting with the user can be related with a blend between the act of looking and the act of making . Communication can be seen as a complex thing that comes works both ways and the fact that there some sort of reaction that can be given and seen as part of the previous way of understanding media and the relations between technique and the way we see it .
The layers that the "window" offers are more than one and in this way things can be considered independent active but still part of the same system or medium . These layers are combined and formed out of a mix that is a composition between functional layers or layers of work and layers that have an entertaining purpose or transmit the information in a way that can make things be considered part of a news or information system that puts out information and makes things be part of bigger
flow of information .
These layers are submitted to a system that gives the possibility of interaction and can handle the use of multiple layers of information that each have different functions and are part of different systems that work on the platform that the computer is . So all these factors are part of the system that the computer offers and gives out putting things in a sort of coherent order dismantling with the help of the operating system and series of commands that can bring back the user to pervious tasks or " places " and can make in this way the way of operating more enjoyable .

Sunday, March 2, 2008


In the world of media there are things that are certain and already traditional ,if this word has it's place here, and there are things that can be considered as experimental and part of what is looked as the realm of experiment in the media world . This experiment area gave birth to all kinds of theories and organizations that are making and are interested in the way things work and how unstable , speculative or intuitive they can be or are .Living in the Nederlands I'm exposed to a number of conferences that are held with the purpose of looking at new media and disscussing it's direction , functions and the impact that it has on different outer mediums . This last issue is related to the way media can be seen in the work of different artists or how an artist is using the media mechanism to reach out for the purpose of it's artwork thus the initial concept is a combination between the function of the tool and idea.
In this kind of category there are many artists that can fit and be considered important as people that know how to play and use media in different ways and with different purpose than we are ussualy used to think about it . Some names like Roy Ascott or Martin Butler . They are both british and play with what media is and how it could work under different forms and with different purposes. In the work of the second artist Martin Butler media has an secondary importance because of the way the concept of the artwork , performance or exhibition works . He is an artist that creates scenarios and uses media to produce interconnections between users , persons , avatars and spaces . This king of works gave birth to the notions related to unstable media or uncertain situations that can be looked at as experimental projects or projects that produce and use the instrument of the media in a different way from what is seen and considered to be normal and in a logical frame with things . In an institute that is created around the hypothesis that media and it-s functions can be used differently from what we consider normal both as concept and function . Media has been explained both theoretically and as a phenomenon and there is still place for experiment and new ideas and ways of looking at things .The new ideas that are related to the realm of experiment and "instability " transform conceptually the media and the medium into mere tools that are at hand for an artist that works with them or in different cases media is part of a bigger system and transforms medium into a wall or a screen on witch the artist or the person that plays with the things makes the connections between two worlds the virtual and the real . What we can see in the last few years is the blur between what is virtual and what can be considered real because of the phenomenon of the internet that is taking big proportions in different work areas and industries this making media a complex subsystem that works both ways and it is producing motion both in the virtual and the real world . As a conclusion media and new media can be looked at as an autonomous structure and in some cases infrastructure for information flow or actions that imply the use of it for different purposes like art projects and performances , median becoming a facilitator for a better understanding of the statement of the artist or performer.

Dependance ,

talking and thinking about concepts can create a whole intrerrelated universe between different subjects and outer ideas that in some situations can be considered external to the subject . In the case of architectuiral thinking that can be considered a way of looking at things, concepts or ideas with the help of architectural principles , motifs and patterns . In this case the materialized concept is notsubjected to the world of material it can ba applied to different tasks such as organising structures and identityu problems that have come up out of the need of clients to create and coherent idea related to theyr needs . If we look at architecture as theme that is not present anym,ore in the world of build circumstances and object but as set of rules that can be applied to systems , subsystems and organizational structures we can come up with certain conclusions related to the fact that in thses cases the thinking sistem is eliberated from the constraints that pressure the way of building concepts because of the continuous dependence of the idea and the material . This translation into reality morphs the initial idea and take from it's purity because the factor of reality is becoming part of the way things work . This connection between the material world , finnished idea and the realm of concepts is made trougs dependence , the dependence of one from the outer and the dependence of the ideas and objects . This complex interelations that are established between situation generated cases and relations make things become exciting and with a strong accent on the process of translation. This process takes a lot of enery to shape it smooth ; because of the fact that materials , communications and the continuous buget and concept related negociations are going on the iomportance of the translation as a process can be represented ion a Gauss like grafic curve that has a center process related exponential grow . This middele part of the gauss graffic is a cummulation area where the conceptt and the building methods of the project come together and form the process part of what can be looked
at as the area of the project that brings all the factors together .
All the elements of this project are interconnected thus making dependance an concept that can be looked at as series of interrelated factors that make place and forme the outcome of the project . There are always things that can come up in the process of building or construction an idea , concept of even space . These "things "or elements are part of the dependance that is cerated between different fields of work that all come together under the umbrella of the project ofr the project itself . There is allways a dependace that comes out under the form of material , finacial , conceptual or dependance related to people and the way a structure works or functions in a given context . Goeing back to the beginning architectural thinking can be seen as a model for insertion and analise of contemporary society and culture . In this way things can be looked . Architecture can be seen as a form of thinking that makes connections between design , motion and concepts that go in different directions but share the way they interletae to cases and to the way things vcan be put or become materialized both virtualy and as an plapable object .

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Way of thinking

After spending two years in a place like Amsterdam I started realizing that a lot of things changed and are constatley changing i al sorts of directios. As usual it is hard to draw lines and to try thinking about concluzions the only certain tings that arrize after the personal experieces that I had are just questions , questions related to people , to way of looking at things , to connections to directions and decisions to personal placement, to the effect of decisions , stupidity , mechanism , politics , structures and spirituality . There are a lot of subjects that can be talked about especially in my case .Starting with a biographical view on the things i can say that for being an imigrant is ot the nicest experience that one can have and the context is an important factor in the way people can form as intelect and behavior . the first things that I faced in this new place where related to the way I think and the way I was used to look at things from what I can call my home . Home is a place that has a homogenus type of "culture that lives because of the people that inhabbit the place and give it life and dynamics . Trends are the same and people try to respect mass trends and concepts . Being catapulted in an muticultural environment ower night makes the situation become a bit surreal and in some cases things can take different proportions from what can be considered in specific thinkin sistem normal . In this place there is no place for one trend , all the trends are diverse and social life is different too because of the unwriten social codes that are found here . In the same time i was faced with an international place where one hase to communicate with people that are different and even if there is a sort of local culture with traditions ( not the classical meaning of the word ) . What I learned is to try to keep my mind opened and not judge things as they are judged in outer places because there has to be communicatio between people and different races and cultures . Leaving one place or one context like the contry where I came from and starting a new type of life in a new place can start make you thik about a sort of set of rules that you construct ofn a basic level . These rules are reklated to the previous social relations that one had and in the same time there is a strong connection between what can be looked at as past frindhips and people that where part of one's l;ife . In my case I became two things in the same time , specila for the people back home and new for people that acceptred me in this place . So I realized that I cannot be with the feet in two places or two places in the same time so I had to chose one status and a side because the situation was of this nature .So decisions had to be made and I chiose top stay in one place and have contact with different cultures where things that where considered not normal home are normal here , where people do not feel the need of showing off or acting like assholes in different situations , where there is noo need to cover up defects and to act fake and like "no one knows what is happening in obvious situations" .Professions are also part of this congleomerat of ideas things concepts and ways of putting things anmd situations . Maybe thisg sound a bit sarcastic but in these cases thate is no outer way to put them and to make them part of a new or different context , they generate the context and the situations that are
part of it .
All these factors can take to one direction that would be a segregated way of looking at things , ideas and people . The world is becomming splitterd between layers and things tend to have new meanings and ways of beeing understood .