Redefining the Cybernetic Being: Reconstructing the Theatrical Origins of the Contemporary Metropolis
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We live in the information age. This means that our collective existence lies within a global society supported by an economy that is almost entirely structured by information technology, the study or use of systems for storing, retrieving, and sending information. This has led to a modernization of global data into a rigid system of, inputs and outputs. We have all unknowingly become an array of transistors in a system based on efficiency and results. The introduction of developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence has resulted in an even more systemic process whose sole purpose is to see the individual as a piece of the machine and use them as a means to an end. We have all unknowingly become an array of transistors in a system based on efficiency and results. This thesis research will explore the growing disconnect within the state of our society caused by the recent expansion and universal presence of emerging technology within our primary means of communication: the internet and furthermore, social media. Leaders at the helm of our rapid technocentric regression are lacking the collaboration and initiative necessary to establish a unified ethical means of changing our course to a positive future. Meanwhile, the public perception of The architectural work of this thesis is meant to atypically record the city through a new interpretation of screens while unfolding into the public in two ways: firstly, through a ritualistically sequenced architecture, and secondly by rerouting messages to the individual through their personal devices. The intervention inspires our imagination to explore the space of the city and our technology differently using poetic mapping and discovery.