PANORAMAS OF CINEMA
a workshop for students of architecture and other non-disciplines
DISCRETIZING A MOVIE
with an image
ETH Zurich ; Department of Architecture ; ITA ; Chair for Digital Architectonics, Prof. Hovestadt ; 2019
Panoramas of Cinema celebrates the abundance of movies available online and the machine intelligence to operate them. This workshop deals with hundreds of thousands of frames from hundreds of movies so as to construct private and personal panoramas. The intent is twofold: to cultivate the programmatic operation of large amounts of frames and dialogues extracted from movies, and to put together printable artifacts that render an architectural articulation.
Panoramas of Cinema is for students of architecture and other non-disciplines who would like to celebrate and challenge the abundance of information online and its algorithms, and explore the narratives engendered by this novel interplay. There are no special requirements to join the workshop other than to have a laptop with an internet connection.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Hi, my name is Jorge Orozco, and I put together this workshop. I’m a researcher and lecturer at the Chair for Digital Architectonics, in the ETH Zurich’s Department of Architecture, where I finished my Ph.D.
I like being connected. I am fascinated by the new abilities that traditional objects—like a picture, a book, or a movie—gain when they’re online, and by the computer code that deals with these objects in large quantities. I like to write and code on this novel phenomenon and on the challenges and fictions that it presents to architecture today.
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