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Common Clouds Data Centers Public Space Berlin

Common Clouds:
Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space

Image> Common Clouds: Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space (2023) [FKA SIX Gallery]. Ring-Center 1, Berlin. June 2-6, 2023.  l Co-opt[(t)-ed], Connor Yocum , Muwen (Wen) He. 

Common Clouds Data Centers Public Space Berlin

Image> Common Clouds: Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space (2023) [FKA SIX Gallery] ; Ring Center-1, Symposium.

 

From Common Clouds: Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space, 

 

"In human–computer interaction and user interface design, cut, copy, and paste are related commands that offer an interprocess communication technique for transferring data through a computer’s user interface. The cut command removes the selected data from its original position, while the copy command creates a duplicate; in both cases the selected data is kept in temporary storage (the clipboard). The data from the clipboard is later inserted wherever a paste command is issued. The data remains available to any application supporting the feature, thus allowing easy data transfer between applications"

 

Jesse LeCavalier

Data infrastructure – including data centers, mesh networks, and energy systems – are shaping the way we live together now and in the future. The work displayed here is by students from the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning from design research studios organized by Jesse LeCavalier. Conceived around provocations related to typological speculations and collective futures, the work of these studios explores a range of formal, spatial, and social conditions that might arise through critical engagement of data infrastructure. 
 

Exhibition and Symposium Direction:

Jesse LeCavalier

Curational Team:

Jesse LeCavalier

Eduardo Cilleruelo Terán

Laura Helena Wurth

Venue:

FKA Six Berlin

Laura Helena Wurth

Ring Center-1, Frankfurter Allee 111, Berlin

Book Graphics:

Willis Kingery, printed at Linco, Long Island City, NYC

Funded and Supported:

 

Cornell University AAP

Symposium Participants:

Negar Sanaan

Bensi Rainer Hehl

Tung-hui Hu

Niklas Maak

Victor Munoz

Patricia Reed

Eric Roth

 

Authors:o

Adhish Parkar

Angela Fernandes

Cedric Lalanne

Connor Yocum

Eastwood Liu,
Eduardo Cilleruelo Terán

Gabi Castro

Haoyuan Wang
Hyun Jun Cho

Jiaru Fang

Jiaxuan Tang
Kyrie Graham

Kingston Wei

Lily Jantarachota
Mingfeng Jiang

Muwen He

Ohjin Jo

Sampriti Sheth

Samuel Castaneda

Shengkun Yang

Shihui Xie

Sophia Chen

Thakan Navapakpilai

Xunru Huang

Yixiao Chen

Yuan Li

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Dates:

May 31st-June 5th 2023

The Ring Center is an obsolescing shopping center currently being transitioned to a coworking space. As it is integrated with the commuter rail system and provides everyday uses like supermarkets, it remains and actively used sites and attracts a steady stream of visitors. Hosting a day-long sysmposium in a shopping center was itself a form of research. Participants included architects, artists, scholars, and writers.

[Jesse LeCavalier, October, 2023]

Symposium talks:

Negar Sanaan

Bensi Rainer Hehl

Tung-hui Hu

Niklas Maak

Victor Munoz

Patricia Reed

Evan Roth

Tiara Roxanne

Image> Sink or Swim, AAP, 2022. Documented by Eduardo Teran.

Common Clouds Data Centers Public Space Berlin

Image> Common Clouds: Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space (2023) [FKA SIX Gallery]. Ring-Center 1, Berlin. June 2-6. Proposal rendering. Jesse LeCavalier, Eduardo Cilleruelo Terán.

Common Clouds Data Centers Public Space Berlin

Image>Common Clouds: Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space (2023) [FKA SIX Gallery]. Ring-Center 1, Berlin. June 2-6.

Common Clouds Data Centers Public Space Berlin

Image> Sink or Swim, AAP, 2022. Documented by Eduardo Teran.

Common Clouds Data Centers Public Space Berlin

Image>Common Clouds: Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space (2023) [FKA SIX Gallery] ; Ring Center-1, Symposium.

Common Clouds Data Centers Public Space Berlin

The symposium opened the frontline on data management to the public, highlighting the wide range of addresses and scopes portraying the potential of technology.

Image> Common Clouds: Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space (2023) [FKA SIX Gallery] Symposium, Niklas Maak

Thinking our data through humanities allows to foster a social-contemporary response to the question of how information processing may become an opportunity to shape new architectures and spaces. 

Common Clouds Data Centers Public Space Berlin

The exhibition allows for relocation and reorganization in order to set up the appropiate layout for the Symposium. Guests were able to interact with the racks, making the FKA SIX a live customizable area. The series of movements provide an opportunity to pop the panelboards out of the venue, inviting visitors and publics to participate in the event.

Image> Common Clouds: Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space (2023) [FKA SIX Gallery] Symposium

Image> Common Clouds: Data Centers and the Futures of Public Space (2023) [FKA SIX Gallery] Catalog Publication. 

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