Atomized Agora This is a demonstration of how the rise of digital technology and the shifting ways we connect to each other via social media can allow us to manipulate program and scale to respond to evolving social conditions. With the rise of digital communication, face to face engagement that was once taken for granted have fallen to the wayside but is nonetheless a valuable method of communication, to share ideas and information, and the ability to have productive debates.
Because the few rule the many, political assemblies are typically based on a representative/constituent relationship; the individual voice becomes filtered as it reaches the speaker. However, as digital communication and social media become integrated in society, we see that individuals have the capability to represent themselves. These newfound communication methods have created a platform that allows the individual to share those ideas, information and ability to debate without the need for a proxy.
Thesis September 2013 – Southern Californian Institute of Architecture