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Prosthetic Ecologies

The project ‘Prosthetic Ecologies’ is supported by three distinct research directions that inform and direct the overall framework of the project. (1) Relational User Attribute Inference in Urban Space: This research applies the concepts of empathy and the urban commons in the context of city spaces. The spatial experience encompasses the notion of urban place, social place as a social product, and the concept of potential space extended from its fixed reality. It emphasizes the process of abstracting the biological nature of man into machines, thus encoding empathy as an essential characteristic of communication into all technology.
(2) The Dichotomy between the Stack and the Palimpsest : Critically analyzing the dichotomy between two ways of understanding the contemporary city, ‘The Stack’ by Benjamin Bratton and ‘The Palimpsest’, where on the one hand is a system of independent layers, technological and intelligent that are linked based on the transfer of information and on the other hand, a layout that is modified from the destruction and overwriting of its components at the physical and digital level. This research proposes to analyze and influence the intelligent link between the Earth Layer, Cloud Layer, the Interface layer and the User layer from the generation of accidents. (3) Reading Territorial Metabolisms: Evolutionary Sciences play a key role in our current approach to understanding and responding to the needs of our cities. This research elaborates on a new paradigm of empowerment of users within a city. Reading and comprehending territorial metabolisms orchestrated by designers to harmonize the currently dissonant voices of our ecosystem towards synthetic urban environments that are indistinguishable from natural systems.

  • [year] 2018
  • [credits] Luis Carlos Castillo, Farnoosh Hanaian, Haeam Jung
  • [design tutors] Enriqueta Llabres Valls, Zachary Flucker
  • [H+T Tutor] Nuria Alvarez
Prosthetic Ecologies

The project ‘Prosthetic Ecologies’ is supported by three distinct research directions that inform and direct the overall framework of the project. (1) Relational User Attribute Inference in Urban Space: This research applies the concepts of empathy and the urban commons in the context of city spaces. The spatial experience encompasses the notion of urban place, social place as a social product, and the concept of potential space extended from its fixed reality. It emphasizes the process of abstracting the biological nature of man into machines, thus encoding empathy as an essential characteristic of communication into all technology.
(2) The Dichotomy between the Stack and the Palimpsest : Critically analyzing the dichotomy between two ways of understanding the contemporary city, ‘The Stack’ by Benjamin Bratton and ‘The Palimpsest’, where on the one hand is a system of independent layers, technological and intelligent that are linked based on the transfer of information and on the other hand, a layout that is modified from the destruction and overwriting of its components at the physical and digital level. This research proposes to analyze and influence the intelligent link between the Earth Layer, Cloud Layer, the Interface layer and the User layer from the generation of accidents. (3) Reading Territorial Metabolisms: Evolutionary Sciences play a key role in our current approach to understanding and responding to the needs of our cities. This research elaborates on a new paradigm of empowerment of users within a city. Reading and comprehending territorial metabolisms orchestrated by designers to harmonize the currently dissonant voices of our ecosystem towards synthetic urban environments that are indistinguishable from natural systems.