数据景观 Landscapes of Data Jason Hilgefort , Zhou Yifan, Fan Junyi 技术不仅带来了一个全新的城市观念，而且带来了一个关于城市是什么以及谁是城市一部分的新概念。随着当代城市的物理形式不断扩张，其足迹也在不断增加。农村和城市的二分法开始变得模糊，因为城市空间的运维越来越依赖于“农村”。此外，曾经用来界定城市的基础设施已扩展到农村腹地并使之工业化。像星座都市主义这样的概念，不再用具有隔离意义的墙壁，而是用连接它们的节点和网络来界定我们的城市。尽管这些系统之间相互关联，但我们现代社会却缺乏人与人之间的联系。
Not only has technology brought about a fresh notion of seeing the city, but it has even brought forth new concepts of what a city is and whom is a part of the city. As our contemporary cities have expanded in physical form, so has their footprint. Dichotomies of rural and urban have started to blur, as it is more and more evident that our urban spaces rely upon the “rural” for its sustenance. Further, the infrastructures that once defined out notions of the city have extended out into the hinterlands and are industrializing the countryside. Concepts like constellation urbanism attempt to describe our cities not by the walls that used to define them, but the nodes and networks that link them. But despite these systematic linkages, the human connections are often lacking in our modern society.
This installation is based upon a real project and real client on the edge of Ningde in Fujian province. The client is a high tech, data client. They possess spatial imaging patented software that they use to gather data from their satellites, drones, and cameras within greenhouses. With their “eyes” they observe their foodscapes or high tech farms. They collect this data on how the plants grow, how soil behaves, etc. and that is their ‘product’ – the data – not the plants themselves. This allows them to possess immense knowledge on the nature… of nature… and how it relates to what we all eat to survive.
The installation itself seeks to illustrate how these layers of viewing datascapes allows for a different engagement for citizens with their food, how their food is made, the communities it is made within, the networks that bring them their food, and the communities of people that work to provide these food sources. We literally break the layers of viewing into extruded forms and allow visitors to engage with the plants on different levels and from different perspectives. We project the data harvested from the site back upon the installed landscape components to depict to the viewer the reality of this extra layer that can be ‘seen’ with these new lenses.
As our eyes are no longer limited by our human capacity, our cities are no longer limited by what we humans can walk to. Technology has warped our world its landscapes. We can leverage this warped reality to bring us closer to each other even if we are far apart.
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