me·di·at·ed, adj. (- t)
Acting through, involving, or dependent on an intervening agency
Mediated Spaces is a MSc of Architecture research project with the aim
of exploring spaces of mediation in various scales:
Between the human, the physical and the virtual, between the local environment
and the ubiquitous global digital media.
The project is carried out through the making of seven instrumental
prototypes, that are testing concepts and experiences in a 1 to 1 scale,
and are forming a rhizomatic system, informing each other back and forth.
The method has been re-appropriating already existing concepts and technology
in a playful way to breed new experiences.
- Experience: Giving physical qualities to mediated (global) experiences
and mediating physical (local) environments, blurring this threshold
- Method: Playful, use and abuse of mass-produced technology, software.
Systems thinking, research through design
- Prototype: Testing concepts from our knowledge base reBrain, testing
- Collaborative space: Group work, academic, art and commercial platforms
The expression - giving physical qualities to mediated experiences
and mediating physical environments, blurring this threshold - means
that electronic media like projections, sound, screens can gain materiality,
than it can be embedded into local environments, both spatially and
While pursuing a personal agenda, many of the prototypes are done in
collaboration with others on various platforms. The development is recorded
on a website called reBrain. This online library is shared with Kerstin
Nigsch, a diploma student from TU-Vienna, and it allows a continuous
discussion while working in different cities.
reBrain the library of thoughts and prototypes
Available online at: www.arch.kth.se/eurb/rebrain
This library contains many discussions, formulated documents, responses
from critiques, documentation of prototypes, an open discussion forum,
and a continuously reshaped summary about where this work could lead
Continue to Prototype
Mediated Spaces is a MSc of Architecture project by
Adam Somlai-Fischer at the
Architecture + Urban Research Laboratory,
Royal Insititute of Technology,
School of Architecture, Stockholm
Supervisors: Ana Betancour and Peter Hasdell
Course Assistants: Erik Wingquist and Harald Keijer
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