M49-- Machine for the Living : a performance broadcast through an interfering FM radio transmission
Author(s)Goldfarb, Maximilian M
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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The focus of the M49: Machine For The Living project is a performance work that considers the omnipresence of layered communications, which extend, yet supersede corporeal space of the individual. M49 creates a framework to reveal the convergence of immaterial communication with the built environment through an interfering radio transmission. The performance elucidates conceptual boundaries revealed in the breakdown of a system. The project investigates effects of the sub-visible ambiance that overlaps and engulfs structures of urban inhabitation. "What appears in the cathedral of radio noise is an image of the individual as a machine making meaning in a feedback loop between human and alien forces. Without any point of reference or authority, the individual must decode the ether daily, or at least what is transmitted through the so-called ether for human ends. Daily, we work at separating meaning out from the multi-dimensional ether-sphere with its uncanny plenitude of signals that surround us, while the actual electromagnetic lattices beyond our inelegant organic makeup spin a deeper mystery." Joe Milutis, Ether.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 68-71).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology