SPECULATIVE MATERIALISM: AGENT BASED SYSTEMS

BRIEF

The relationship between the form(geometry) and the material is an inevitable fact,
which situates itself into urban dynamics of the program.This course tries to ask and
answer the question of what is an urban program? How it derives and what sort of
agent based rule system it recreates itself? And what kind of material outcome can
that rule system become
Enhanchements in information technologies and its relation with social structure,
network formations and archiving starts to change the way people use the city.
Being in a particular ‘place’ is a negotiable manner according to the future of the
information technologies. Location and place are seperated and local information is
gained from the aggregeration of events in a particular location. Formations of city
elements are evolving in this social progress, however in order to support new social
dynamics and give acceleration to the evolution of city elements, city needs hybrid
solutions. Being temporary will be a key situation as information flow increases the
archival process and taxonomy will more tied to certain location and time. This temporary
circumstance will lead to a situation of structures adopting themselves as
intelligent entities that supports the information generation in certain location and
time.

CONTENT

Course will be composed of two sections: therotical discussions and
practice. Therotical discussions will be triggered by the presentation of
a given topic by groups of people. Presentation topics are listed below:

//Sanford Kwinter_ chapters “Urbanism: an archivist’s art?” and “Clouds”-
from Requiem for the city at the end of the millennium
//Simon Sadler_ chapters the naked city: realities of design and space laid
bare (two sections of this part) from The Situationist City
//François Roche_ “An architecture ‘des humeurs’ from Tarp:indidious urbanism
magazine
//Manuel Delanda_ ”Multiagents and Primate Strategies” from Philosophy
and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic Reason
//Alisa Andrasek with Jose Cadilhe_ “Synthetic Ecology: Recomputing
Nature” from Tarp: not nature magazine

Practice part will be mostly based on simulation methods in Maya (3d modelling
software). other softwares will also help through the process. Each student will produce
a small project based on their urban program need they decide through the
discussion weeks.

STUDENT WORKS

CAN ORAL OZGUR CALISMAZ BUGRA SARICALIBEDRI MERIC GUNAY BUGRA SARICALI

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