Type: Web Design + development
Published: June 2016
In today’s information society, data is updated so quickly, so many new sources are discovered with each search and so many bits of information accumulate, that formulas seeking to draw static paths on a cloud of information that is recomposed with each new upload to the internet have just become obsolete.
This research project aims to address these issues from a situationist and hypermedial approach. A virtual space of more than 10 GB of more or less coded information including photographs, images, videos, diagrams, drawings, texts and quotations; establishing complex and mutant relationships between seemingly unrelated data that incorporate different nexuses and approaches to nature, time, tradition, regulations, customs, technology, and public space in the urban daily life of the Metropolitan Area of Tōkyō
A hypertextual strategy that allows to understand how Tōkyō has reached its current situation, constructed by the superposition of temporary layers that are constantly updated. A model in continuous expansion that develops under the uncertainty of natural disasters and that is able to manage the risks it implies. A city that forces its inhabitants to live in constant movement through complex temporal dynamics which rely on a succession of urban interiors, infrastructure for nomadic lifestyles. A singular overloaded image that is able to incorporate all the elements that have built their history and build the most immediate present.