Devices of Observation: Diller Scofido & Renfro

Diller+Scofidio have several projects examining transparency and cameras that give good insight to the issues and applications to architecture. The Projects Below’ ‘Jump Cuts’ and ‘Facsimile’  both use transparency and cameras to defy expectations and change the apparent reality. The display of people and space are manipulated with the camera. While not as invasive as CCTV, the cameras in the project still objectify people, remove them from social contact with the viewers, and put them on display, submitting them to scrutiny from the people in the privileged position of watching.

This aspect of public and private boundaries and levels of transparency can be exploited in my project in terms of Reinventing the notion of privacy in the digital age and introducing public representatives as observers/hackers of information.




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