#144 The Cloud Parlour

B13_#144 // The Cloud Parlour // Sebastian Serzysko On this sandy island stands a prominent but off-putting landmark. The first server in what used to be the Arctic circle overheated severely after the last pieces of the glacier melted away and started sending out false […]

#143 Random Access Memory

B13_#143 // The Cloud Parlour // Anthony Ani  In this space, memories are stored in memory banks and mirrored onto an outer shell of screens which visually represent the memories. These memories can be randomly accessed by the public creating a dynamic multi-sensorial space that […]

#142 Kiss me Microsoft-ly

B13_#141 // The Cloud Parlour // Bethany Hird Looking for love? Tired of being alone? Then come down to The Dating Centre, a revolutionary new platform combining a data centre with virtual reality to find you the perfect match. Our servers use data stored about […]

#141 Cabinet of Curiosities

B13_#141 // The Cloud Parlour // Elif Öngüt CONTEXT: Home MICRO-TYPOLOGY: Cloud Parlour This entry focuses on personal data storage and the ever growing need for more digital space. A lifetime of data created and stored by an individual begins to inherit memory, memoir and […]

#140 The Generational Cloud

B13_#140 // The Cloud Parlour // Emma Colthrust How do we make our history meaningful in an increasingly digital age? How can we connect the digital with our physical reality?  The Generational Cloud unites the digital and the personal in a cloud data centre and […]

#139 The Materialization of the Digital Image

B13_#139 // The Cloud Parlour // Jakob Walter The Materialization of the digital image as a lasting relic of today’s communication and knowledge.  The description of a Portable Network Graphic: data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAaYAAAEzCAMAAABNBFfBAAAAGXRFWHRTb2Z0d2FyZQBBZG9iZSBJbWFnZVJlYWR5ccllPAAAAyZpVFh0WE1MOmNvbS5hZG9iZS54bXAAAAAAADw/eHBhY2tldCBiZWdpbj0i77u/IiBpZD0iVzVNME1wQ2VoaUh6cmVTek5UY3prYzlkIj8+IDx4OnhtcG1ldGEgeG1sbnM6eD0iYWRvYmU6bnM6bWV0YS8iIHg6eG1wdGs9IkFkb2JlIFhNUCBDb3JlIDUuNi1jMTM4IDc5LjE1OTgyNCwgMjAxNi8wOS8xNC0wMTowOTowMSAgICAgICAgIj4gPHJkZjpSREYgeG1sbnM6cmRmPSJodHRwOi8vd3d3LnczLm9yZy8xOTk5LzAyLzIyLXJkZi1zeW50YXgtbnMjIj4gPHJkZjpEZXNjcmlwdGlvbiByZGY6YWJvdXQ9IiIgeG1sbnM6eG1wPSJodHRwOi8vbnMuYWRvYmUuY29tL3hhcC8xLjAvIiB4bWxuczp4bXBNTT0iaHR0cDovL25zLmFkb2JlLmNvbS94YXAvMS4wL21tLyIgeG1sbnM6c3RSZWY9Imh0dHA6Ly9ucy5hZG9iZS5jb20veGFwLzEuMC9zVHlwZS9SZXNvdXJjZVJlZiMiIHhtcDpDcmVhdG9yVG9vbD0iQWRvYmUgUGhvdG9zaG9wIENDIDIwMTcgKFdpbmRvd3MpIiB4bXBNTTpJbnN0YW5jZUlEPSJ4bXAuaWlkOkEwQjI5QjhFNDRCNzExRTg5ODJCREMzQ0VFM0UwQzhEIiB4bXBNTTpEb2N1bWVudElEPSJ4bXAuZGlkOkEwQjI5QjhGNDRCNzExRTg5ODJCREMzQ0VFM0UwQzhEIj4gPHhtcE1NOkRlcml2ZWRGcm9tIHN0UmVmOmluc3RhbmNlSUQ9InhtcC5paWQ6QTBCMjlCOEM0NEI3MTFFODk4MkJEQzNDRUUzRTBDOEQiIHN0UmVmOmRvY3VtZW50SUQ9InhtcC5kaWQ6QTBCMjlCOEQ0NEI3MTFFODk4MkJEQzNDRUUzRTBDOEQiLz4gPC9yZGY6RGVzY3JpcHRpb24+IDwvcmRmOlJERj4gPC94OnhtcG1ldGE+IDw/eHBhY2tldCBlbmQ9InIiPz4C/A4aAAAABlBMVEX/AAAAAABBoxIDAAACP0lEQVR42uzbwQ0AIQgAQei/aVu4GBPgmO0ABp9Gviw+lcMrmDIwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKEaSuTSi9jy5truwxMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhWssUKl0ZJkyYMGHChAkTJkzChAkTJkyYMGHChAkTJkyYMGHChAkTJkyYMGHChAkTJkyYMGHChAkTJkyYMGESJkyYMGHChAnT1pX1HcAxYsKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJIkSZIkSZIkSZIkSZIkSZIkSZIkSZIk3ZQ+2Q/YPyZMwoQJEyZhwiRMmDBhEiZMmDAJEyZMmIQJEyZMwoRJmDBhwiRMmDBhEiZMmDAJEyZhwoQJkzBhwvRDppeYObyCKTFhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJEyZMmDBhwoQJE6Yaph0AbTUxYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKESZgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECRMmTJgwYcKECROmQUxHgAEAbk/n5krOFKoAAAAASUVORK5CYII=   Jakob Walter is an Architecture Student at The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

#138 The Vaporwave Altar

B13_#138 // The Cloud Parlour // Pui Quan Choi Vaporwave was a short-lived micro trend originating in the early 2010s that referenced glitch art and music of the 80s and 90s, nostalgic internet graphics and 3D rendered objects, among other items. This genre of art […]

#137 The Cloud Parlour

B13_#137 // The Cloud Parlour // Pui Quan Choi We now buy online data storage, the same way we buy physical storage space; by how much we wish to deposit. As we transition from the millimetre to the byte, our memories can now be found […]

#136 The Personal Cloud

B13_#136 // The Cloud Parlour // Luke Reveley  As we become tethered to our mobile phones, reliant on networks and require more storage year on year, the necessity for a personal data centre increases. Within the 4x4x4, the personal data centre takes the form of […]

Brief 13

A Canticle For Leibowitz, Walter M Miller Jr ,1959. The Monks of the Leibowitz order have been preserving written scientific memorabillia from the 20th century for the past 600 years in the hopes that these ‘illuminated manuscripts will help future generations reclaim forgotten science. 17 […]

Brief 12 is OVER!

Huge thanks to our contributors for kicking off season 3! In order of appearance: Anoushae Eirabie, Jakob Walter, Kimberley Berney & Samuel Jaccard, Luke Reveley, Kirsty McMullan, Natalie Roberts, Bethany Hird, Elif Ongut, Ernst Schubert, Daana Bolot, Lloyd Lee and Emma Colthurst. Brief 13 Follows…

#135 The Courtyard in the Nature Reserve

B12_#135 // Rehearsing Realities // Emma Colthurst  The Courtyard, a niche of serenity carved out within urban sprawl is transported to the Nature Reserve. Here reality and imagination collide through the possibilities of the threshold. The transition of the bridge, the connecting arches, the open […]