No Humans in the City, but Weeds / As an ongoing investigation which unpacks the dehumanization conspiracy of growing data domination, this spatial research will leverage on the turmoiled case of Hong Kong, as a highly idiosyncratic context, to illustrate how the unheeded culmination of data centers has been silently engulfing urban space. Stemmed from an extensive thesis of typological analysis and speculative writing, the work attempts to hypothesize on antagonistic potentials through the lens of performative theories, edge computing, and more. Especially in the age of pandemic in which our lifestyles are increasingly digitized, discussion on our incessant migration to the virtual realm and the emergence of city relics is unprecedented and timely. The artists hope to raise awareness of this transformation of urbanism rapidly driven by burgeoning data consumption, and to invite imagination on alternative futures.
Work in Progress
Research, Essay Film
DESIGN TRUST SEED GRANT (2019) link
THE 13rd HACKERS ON PLANET EARTH (HOPE) CONFERENCE (2020) link
◌Extract & Still shots. "Weeding Data Space", 31mins Essay Film.