New ways of using space are emerging and moving towards real time management. The architect has perhaps become a super programmer? In this perspective, we can say that the present city is partly an expression of the 20th century urban and technological utopianism.
In 1964 the Canadian scholar Marshall McLuhan published his seminal book “Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man”, that gave a new sap to the media studies introducing new perspectives. He suggested that “the medium is the message”, namely that the media affect the society in which they play a role.
Holography suggests a new visual universe within a culture where the visual simulation is the most effective communication system; and it let us reflect about the need for a more comprehensive definition of “image”. We can believe that future images will also be holographic and that we shall communicate more and more through them, in a delicate balance between presence and absence, immediacy and remoteness, present and past, materiality and immateriality, matter and energy.
Qualche mese fa è nata a Bologna OrfeoTv, una micro-tv di strada, indipendente, che trasmette in un raggio di qualche centinaio di metri sfruttando il cono d’ombra di Mtv. Insieme a questa è nato anche il progetto Telestreet, per creare una rete di televisioni di strada.