John May_Everything is Already an Image

"Going forward, architecture will effortlessly shed the historical consciousness of orthography. It cannot possibly hold. Touching, swiping, scrolling, selecting, filtering, cropping, resizing, zooming, channelizing, compressing, tagging, batching – in short, image processing – these are not the minor expressions of technical systems external to thought, or instrumentalizable techniques with known or controllable affects. They are the gestural basis of an entire consciousness that, for now, continues to refer to our practices as architecture, but which will soon loosen and forget that name if architecture stubbornly clings to “the pieties of essentialism and persistence” and confuses “longevity with profundity.”"

Alex Bodkin

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