Media, Mania!

Liane Werdina

A future that investigates the implications of mass-media and the conflict between humanity and technology The tool of manipulative imaging is depicted as a constant humming of insubstantial information, utilized as a political tool to numb and mute human thought. The context of this future no longer focuses on the physical, but rather the superimposition of mass information and advertisement onto the skin of architecture, with no real value or context. It then becomes the gradual and imperceptible alteration of human behaviour through the uncontrolled intake of media that is the object of political and economic value. Thus, cities will become a homogenous advertisement of persuasive technology used to manipulate and survey mass-societal groups for political gain. This then poses the question fo whether the subconscious and the conscious mind are able to dispute enough for free thought and ultimately, civil rebellion to take place.





Ryerson Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.