37: Active Atmospheres: On Instruments and Protocols for Medium Hybrids and Architectural Voids

Catty Dan Zhang

By constructing atmospheres as the world of the unseen in real time and as part of environmental, social, and technological realities, Pamphlet Architecture 37 examines our radically mutated intimacy with digital technology. In three categories of a total of eight design experiments, the author analyzes techniques and mediums that are essential to contemporary digital culture and translates networked technological interfaces into synergistic spatial systems and materialities in response to present urgencies around the air we breathe, the data we exchange, the image we consume—through the industrial, mechanical, domestic, and virtual frameworks.

This pamphlet includes conversations with Orit Halpern and Rebecca Uchill.

Pamphlet Architecture 37, copublished by the Steven Myron Holl Foundation and Station Hill Press, is available to order at tspacerhinebeck.org.