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Multi Media Market curates the relationship between activity and media through learning environments for multi-generational audiences by proposing active and passive spaces that enhance participation, engagement and involvement within media rich environments. Building on studies by Marshall Mcluhan (“The Medium is the message”) this exploration proposes condition of form that create a dialogue between the “message” and the ground that the “medium” creates for itself.

A figure/ground relationship explored through the atomization of program so that the each activity is no longer constrained within their volume; they are free to create their own ground. The interstitial space between volumes now plays host to new activities formed instantaneously by the relationships created by the field. Curated by multiple information based media, users within the interstitial space are now longer merely receiving their mental mode of reality they are compelled to invent it, liberated from specialized fragmentation into imaginative participants. Further the Multi Media Market negotiates the dislocation of the proximity of process from the source of energy. While facilitating the simultaneous retrieval of information this project also to reconnects process with the physical act of production. Exploring architectures potential to embody media, this project curates the relationships between activity and media in order to enhance engagement within a learning environment for the urban region of Kusatsu.


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