The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Archaeology of the Digital: Media and Machines, an exhibition that focuses on experimentation in computation, interaction and the design of virtual environments in the mid-1990s and in the early 2000s. The exhibition, which opens today and is followed by a public discussion with the curator and the featured architects on 22 May, will be on view in the CCA’s main galleries until 5 October 2014.
Curated by Greg Lynn, Media and Machines is part of the multi-year research program Archaeology of the Digital launched by the CCA in 2013 to critically investigate the development and use of digital design tools, and the first step in the CCA’s strategic objective of creating a collection of digital architecture. The goal of this initiative is to assemble, inventory, investigate, catalogue and archive in the CCA Collection a total of twenty-five seminal projects that engaged architectural design with digital technology, and to build research on how to display this work and make it accessible to the public and to researchers. This process of discovery suggests that the period from the mid-1980s until the turn of the century will prove to be a pivotal moment in architecture.
For more information: http://www.cca.qc.ca/system/files/234/original/CCA_pr_AoD2.pdf