Guvenc Ozel gave talk 2 at Refactor Camp 2019. Guvenc runs an architecture firm (Ozel Office), teaches at UCLA, and started his career at Frank Gehry’s architecture firm. The talk, Spatial Intelligence: Architecture as a Giant Computer, was a few laps around the conceptual racetrack. The concepts Guvenc works with via VR, AR, and moving real world items seemed primarily meant to inspire feelings and push internally held norms (art).
Sitting on a very full notebook of descriptive insights from the conference and rather than regurgitating the remaining notes speaker by speaker, I’ll share a few top-level surmises.
- Reality is a tricky concept, merely a mental model for the coastline-like spacetime-multiverse-being.
- Hunting mental models, insights, and realities (including escaped ones) can become hamster wheels with a red pill reward function.
- Airports are preferable as divergent, transient spaces to the expected inclusive sameness in communities.
- I’ve underutilized the Internet’s mycelium, and intend to figure out how to write and interact using the tubes.