05 March 2019

Benoy attends Architecture for non-humans’ talk at the RA

Marina Otero, Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, discussed the digital impacts on everyday life, and how this effects the spaces around us. 

Benoy’s Urban Designer, Pampos Ioannou attended the talk, which was held at the Royal Academy, London and looked at how contemporary life in the digital realm is transforming the political, social and physical character of our environment. The panel was chaired by Ben Vickers a curator, writer, publisher and the chief technology officer at the Serpentine Galleries in London.

About Architecture for non-humans: Ippolito Pestellini and Marina Otero’

Every second, 2.8 million emails are sent, 30,000 phrases are Googled, 600 updates are tweeted, adding up to approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated each day. And these figures grow exponentially. While our datafied” existences are progressively evaporating in bytes and remote connections, the material and spatial consequences of data production and consumption remain largely unanticipated. The conversation explored the impact of our increasing reliance on the digital.

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