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Sam Ghantous

Sam Ghantous

242 South 2nd St. Unit #10, Brooklyn, United States of America
Sam Ghantous works between architecture and new media. He is a co-founder of FOREIGN OBJECTS, located at NEW INC; it's a research studio and design practice that works with collaborators, clients, and institutions engaged with emerging technocultures. Sam has taught at Cornell AAP and MIT School of Architecture, from where he received his M.Arch. His work addresses coming together under contemporary technological and social change.

Seeing the City


How new regimes of vision invoke other urban subjectivities

Seeing the City


How new regimes of vision invoke other urban subjectivities
This is a four channel video work that examines how regimes of vision and intelligence, supposedly sentient characteristics, are challenged by both popular and proprietary technologies, specifically focused on perception and sensing of our urban environments.
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  • Systemic changes

This provocation is aimed at a disciplinary uncertainty in architecture at a moment when the image of the artifact is experienced more often than the artifact itself. Since the prevail of mass media, this circumstance is not new, but ubiquitous computing and the platforms of circulation that attend it, increase images' velocity, intensity, and spread. The project centers around the @archmixes twitterbot that welcomes any user to tweet in order to make new images of architecture, that can "get around." To do so, the bot recycles existing 3D models made by amateurs, found online. The project posits that when architecture becomes image, it's no longer a representation or artifact of mediation, but becomes an architectural work itself.



Seeing the City


How new regimes of vision invoke other urban subjectivities

Seeing the City


How new regimes of vision invoke other urban subjectivities
This is a four channel video work that examines how regimes of vision and intelligence, supposedly sentient characteristics, are challenged by both popular and proprietary technologies, specifically focused on perception and sensing of our urban environments.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

This provocation is aimed at a disciplinary uncertainty in architecture at a moment when the image of the artifact is experienced more often than the artifact itself. Since the prevail of mass media, this circumstance is not new, but ubiquitous computing and the platforms of circulation that attend it, increase images' velocity, intensity, and spread. The project centers around the @archmixes twitterbot that welcomes any user to tweet in order to make new images of architecture, that can "get around." To do so, the bot recycles existing 3D models made by amateurs, found online. The project posits that when architecture becomes image, it's no longer a representation or artifact of mediation, but becomes an architectural work itself.




Idea by

Sam Ghantous
Sam Ghantous
242 South 2nd St. Unit #10
Brooklyn
United States of America
Sam Ghantous works between architecture and new media. He is a co-founder of FOREIGN OBJECTS, located at NEW INC; it's a research studio and design practice that works with collaborators, clients, and institutions engaged with emerging technocultures. Sam has taught at Cornell AAP and MIT School of Architecture, from where he received his M.Arch. His work addresses coming together under contemporary technological and social change.