PANORAMAS OF CINEMA
a workshop for students of architecture and other non-disciplines
DISCRETIZING A MOVIE
OPERATING FRAMES
CONSTRUCTING PANORAMAS
NAVIGATING PANORAMAS
periodically
by subtitle
by scene
by sub-scene
characters
stages
--scapes
and dialogues
beautiful faces
blue lands
long ways
dinner tables
city needles
with an image
with text
ETH Zurich ; D-Arch ; ITA ; Chair for CAAD, Prof. Hovestadt ; 2019
ABOUT
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
ABOUT ME
Hi, my name is Jorge Orozco, and I put together this workshop. I’m a researcher and lecturer at the Chair for CAAD, 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. As someone who cares about architecture, I like to write and code on this novel phenomenon and on the challenges and fantasies that it presents to the tradition.
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