052-0630-20L  CAAD Practice: Maps & Models - Articulate City Perceptions (L.Hovestadt)

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2020
DozierendeL. Hovestadt
Periodizitätjedes Semester wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch


KurzbeschreibungIn 1931 Alfred Korzybski, introduced the notion “The map is not the territory” arguing that a map is a reduction of the actual thing, a process in which information is lost. According to Korzybski, an ideal map would contain the map of the map of the map of the map, etc., endlessly. In the relation between map and territory, we propose to add the notion of a model.
LernzielIn this course, we will dig into the abundance of urban imagery data to create personal models of any city, by articulating questions around our interests. We will introduce you Machine Intelligence algorithms, to classify and cluster specific objects. In Maps & Models, what is at stake is your own question. Create your models by projecting what matters to you!
InhaltIn 1931 Alfred Korzybski, introduced the notion “The map is not the territory” arguing that a map is a reduction of the actual thing, a process in which information is lost. According to Korzybski, an ideal map would contain the map of the map of the map of the map, etc., endlessly. In the relation between map and territory, we propose to add the notion of a model. Models are specific renders of the already bias map of reality. Maps re-assemble facts of the territory (with any dimension) without rendering or representing its data; is one step before the projection. Therefore, the model (information) is a specific render of this map (data) that comes from the territory (reality).
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