Synthitect

Monday, May 20, 2013

EXPERIENCE vs EXPOSITION


EXPERIENCE vs EXPOSITION

The value of experience is perspective.
Nothing is more rewarding than earning the ability to observe from a new point-of-view. Technology is a tool to assist these observations. But, it also threatens to replace experience with exposition. Exposition, or to 'expose', is merely a description of an experience. Artificial Flavoring, Photography Filters, and Synthetic Materials are all examples of sensory expositions. As technology progresses, we must remain in-tune with the origin of these experiences, as to not develop a palette for faded or diluted aesthetics. Nature is the origin of our palette.

New tools in architecture have enabled designers to expose parts of buildings that have never been seen before. These inner-workings of a building typically cannot be viewed without the assistance of computers and particular software. For the architectural discipline, this is delicate uncharted territory; where technology is ahead of our ambitions, our philosophies, and our abilities. That is to say, we're searching for 'how to make use of technologies we've developed', rather than 'developing technologies to assist in our uses'.

Technology has become a lens through which we observe.
Fields of science, nutrition, audio and visualization have each fallen victim. This lens acts as a filter, restricting us to critique, experience, and create only within the confines of its technologic parameters.