Panel: The Volatility and Stability of WorldMaking as Techné
Technoetic architecture is an architecture that has a life of its own; that thinks for itself, speaks for itself, feeds itself, takes care of itself, repairs itself, plans its future, copes with adversity and anticipates our changing needs. Technoetic architecture is architecture that returns our gaze. It’s not what buildings look like to us but what we look like to them. It’s not what we feel about places but how those places feel about us. Technoetic architecture recognises that Second Life is the rehearsal room for future scenarios in which we will endlessly re-invent our many selves. Technoetic architecture recognises that what we build today in the immateriality of cyberspace will tomorrow materialise in nano space.
- Roy Ascott is an artist whose research is invested in cybernetics, technoetics, telematics, and syncretism. He is the founding president of the Planetary Collegium, an international platform for art, technology and consciousness research, based in Plymouth University (UK) with nodes in Milan and Zurich. He has held senior academic positions in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Vienna and Toronto, and is an Honorary Professor of Aalborg University Denmark,. His international exhibitions range from the Venice Biennale to Ars Electronica. A retrospective of his work was exhibited at Plymouth Art Centre in 2009, and at the Incheon International Festival of Digital Art Korea in 2010, and at Space Studios, London in 2011. His theoretical work is widely published, translated and referenced. He has advised media art institutions in Europe, Australia, South America, the USA, Japan, and Korea. He edits Technoetic Arts (Intellect) and is an Honorary Editor of Leonardo.