Adriaan Beukers
Ole Bouman
Steward Butterfield
Ben Cerveny
Elisabeth Diller
Michael Douglas
Maya Draisin
Brian Eno
David Garcia
Marti Guixe
Adam Hyde
Ivo Janssen
Nathalie Jeremijenko
Lee Eng Lock
Winy Maas
Malcolm McCullough
Irene McWilliam
Sugata Mitra
Andre Oorebeek
Chris Pacione
Garry van Patter
Fiona Raby
Hani Rashid
Rick Robinson
Alexander Rose
Tiffany Shlain
Bruce Sterling
Lisa Strausfeld
John Thackara
Tjebbe van Tijen
Michael Waisvisz
ELIZABETH DILLER
Is it a cloud? Is it a building? Elizabeth Diller's extraordinary Blur Building for Swiss Expo is both – a building which generates its own blanket of fog, seeming to hover mysteriously over its lakeside setting. Intended as an antidote to a visually-obsessed culture that demands high definition and measures satisfaction in pixels per inch, Blur emerses the visitor in a unique sensory environment like 'ether'. Just as Blur is visually indistinct, so its soundtrack consists of white noise and indistinct babble - visitors leave their own 'acoustic traces' which then become part of the background buzz. The Angel Bar at the top of the building similarly comments on the meaningless proliferation of choice so typical of our culture by serving dozens of different types of water – and nothing else. Elizabeth Diller is Associate Professor at Princeton University, and is a principal of Diller + Scofidio – an interdisciplinary studio involved in architecture, and the visual and performing arts.


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Flesh: Architectural Probes
Diller + Scofidio,
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Back to the Front: Tourisms of War
Diller + Scofidio,
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