Marjan Colletti (2003).
Adapting to a relational model between nature and technology brought forth by Diderot, nature teaches man about technology as much as technology enables man to discover nature. With the technological object – as much as with art, argue Gebauer and Wulf – man starts perceiving nature in a technological way. Yet considering both the creation of a model, the digital architect can act and metaproduce artistically since the engagement to that model demands aesthetic consideration of its properties. These drawings are abstract, symbolic, digital constructs - fictional metareproductions of something between nature and technology, between the known and the unknown, the imaginary and the real. As in Benjamin’s photography, here digitality meets the beholder halfway. Within the intrafacial feedback system digitality assumes its own substance and form. It revolves back to the designer/user, capable of mimetically interlinking own intuition (concept) and expression (image).
[Images: Symbolic digital constructs of metanature, by Marjan Colletti (2003).]