Toz İmparatorluğu

Toz İmparatorluğu fotoğraf serisi, Amélie Labourdette tarafından güney İtalya’da çekilmiş fotoğraflardan oluşuyor. Yaşanan krizlerin ve ekonomik olanaksızlıkların amacına ulaşamayan (!) mimari estetik ürettiğini söyleyen sanatçı, bu yerlerin fotoğraflarının olduğu seriyi “şimdinin arkeolojisi” olarak adlandırıyor. Bitirilmemiş mimari eserlerin çağımızın ruhunu yansıttığını da kare kare anlatıyor. [url-1, çeviri]

Değişen, dönüşen, bitmemiş ve belki de tamamlaması için izleyicinin hayal gücüne bırakılmış  bu eserlerin yarattığı melez yerlerde yaşamak sizin için nasıl bir his?

Empire of dust, a été réalisée au sud de l’Italie, dans les régions de Sicile, de Calabre, de Basilicate et des Pouilles, où les crises et détournements financiers ont fait de l’inachèvement une esthétique architecturale. Dans cette série, Amélie Labourdette tente conjointement à travers une « archéologie du présent », de réfléchir notre époque contemporaine à l’aune de ses architectures inachevées, tout en convoquant l’imaginaire du spectateur afin que s’y déplie « une variante du monde ». [url-1]


In the interior of Yona Friedman’s apartment

Who is Yona Friedman?

An architect, and an utopist! To read more, please see url-1 

In the interior of his apartment, Friedman applied his own designs, ideas, and jokes. He sees a relationship between this apartment and La Ville Spatiale.*[url-2]

The interior of his living room as exhibited by NAi in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 1999. / Courtesy Tom Haartsen / url-3

The interior of his living room as exhibited by NAi in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 1999 / Courtesy Tom Haartsen / url-4

How is your room? Do you think that visual stimulus affects your design? Send a photograph of your working place to and let’s share your objects of inspiration!

Sometimes being dirty is good for you.

Being dirty is good for you.



1917-2017: one hundred years in which the Dutch tried to (re)design the world.

The De Stijl movement was launched in Leiden exactly one hundred years ago. The Netherlands is poised to mark the centenary in 2017 with a year-long programme of events under the title Mondrian to Dutch Design100 years of De Stijl. Piet Mondrian is among the best-known artists involved in this international art movement. As the home, both of the greatest Mondrian collection on Earth and of one of the world’s major De Stijl collections, the Gemeentemuseum will be at the forefront of festivities in 2017. Among other things, it plans to take the unprecedented and unique step of presenting its entire Mondrian collection – no fewer than 300 works – in a single, great retrospective. [URL-1]

If you want to explore the De Stijl at its 100th anniversary, here are the links to follow;

Architecture of your utopia

What would be the architecture of your utopia?

A pixel city, Melis Baloğlu Aşut

What materials would be used to construct your utopia? What would be the reasons for the use of these materials and techniques?

A pixel city, Melis Baloğlu Aşut

Would your utopia have high population density or low population density?

A dense city, denSity, Melis Baloğlu Aşu

Would your utopia be rural or urban? Or both?

A hybrid city, Melis Baloğlu Aşut


A changing city, Melis Baloğlu Aşut

Would your utopia be a global utopia?

If not, would it be a city or an eco-village?

Would individuals choose their own goals and values, or would their goals and values be those of your utopian ideology?

Let’s daydreaming! But first, think outside the box!

Touch and Finger-Pressure Sensitive Display 1976


Touch and Finger-Pressure Sensitive Display 1976


A touch-sensitive display screen from 1976, which is ALSO directionally-pressure Sensitive. It tracks not only the touch location and pressure applied but also the direction of the pressure. It was built in 1976 at the MIT Architecture Machine Group, which evolved under Prof Nicholas Negroponte into the now-famous Media Lab at MIT.

A report was written by Mr Chris Herot describing this work in greater detail:…

Veri Görselleştime: Hangi araçlar?

Veri görselleştirmek için ücretsiz pek çok yazılım geliştirilmekte ve bu araçların çoğu .excel dosyalarını -herkes için en tanıdığı bu olsa gerek- kullanarak işlem yapmakta. Arayüzleri oldukça kolay olan platformlarda bazıları;

Graph Commons

Mülksüzleştirme Ağlarını hatırlayalım.

Node Box

RAW graphs



Doktora tezimi çiziyorum!


Benim aklıma pek çok kez takılmıştır. Tasarım eğitimi alıp da neden A4 kağıda derdimizi dökeriz diye. Kelimeler bazen 8 punto bazen 72 punto değil mi? Bu tezin görsel kimliği yok mu? Hani bunun renkleri?

Kaç sayfa eskiz mi, kaç m2 kağıt eskiz mi?

Kaç tane maket mi, kaç m3 maket hacmi mi?

Kaç tane görsel mi, kaç tane fotoğraf mı, kaç sayfa mı, kaç tane kelime mi? Herkes bir ölçüversin!

Çizerek anlat diye geçen bir eğitim-öğretim hayatının sonundan yazarak anlat bakalım evresine geçen herkes için bir güzelleme olsun  Nick Sousanis‘in UNFLATTENING’i… Görsellerin ağırlığı artınca, tez hafiflerciler için…

Sahi, sizin tez kaç “ımmm” boyunuzu yerden kaç cm yükseltiyor? 72 punto yazsam ohoo!


Brave New World

Brave New World, written in 1951, is a piece of speculative fiction that is set in the future. In this hypothetical World State, people are genetically designed via scientific engineering and psychological conditioning to become passive and thus useful to the ruling class. This data visualization highlights in great detail the patterns in the use of literary devices and references as well as the dynamics and complexities of character relationships. It is also an exploration of words as a unit of time. It is intended to be experienced as an accompaniment to Huxley’s novel.

by Flora Chan


more to see;

biz bu verileri ne etsek?

Bu aralar neler okusak, karıştırsak,keşfetsek;

  • A Personal Cyberinfrastructure

  •  Dive into HTML5

  • Linked Data

  • A JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data

  • Time mapper / Timeline mapper

  • Analytics anyone can use


We all – adults and children, writers and readers – have an obligation to daydream. We have an obligation to imagine. It is easy to pretend that nobody can change anything, that we are in a world in which society is huge and the individual is less than nothing: an atom in a wall, a grain of rice in a rice field. But the truth is, individuals change their world over and over, individuals make the future, and they do it by imagining that things can be different.

Look around you: I mean it. Pause, for a moment and look around the room that you are in. I’m going to point out something so obvious that it tends to be forgotten. It’s this: that everything you can see, including the walls, was, at some point, imagined. Someone decided it was easier to sit on a chair than on the ground and imagined the chair. Someone had to imagine a way that I could talk to you in London right now without us all getting rained on.This room and the things in it, and all the other things in this building, this city, exist because, over and over and over, people imagined things.

We have an obligation to make things beautiful. Not to leave the world uglier than we found it, not to empty the oceans, not to leave our problems for the next generation. We have an obligation to clean up after ourselves, and not leave our children with a world we’ve shortsightedly messed up, shortchanged, and crippled.

We have an obligation to tell our politicians what we want, to vote against politicians of whatever party who do not understand the value of reading in creating worthwhile citizens, who do not want to act to preserve and protect knowledge and encourage literacy. This is not a matter of party politics. This is a matter of common humanity.

to continue:


yes, ı dream of a better world.

The Zero group in Düsseldorff

Yes, I dream of a better world.
Should I dream of a worse?

Yes, I desire a wider world.
Should I desire a narrower?

–Otto Piene, “Paths to Paradise” in ZERO 3 (July 1961)

Zero is silence. Zero is the beginning.  Zero is round. Zero spins. Zero is the moon. The sun is Zero. Zero is white. The desert Zero. The sky above Zero. The night.  

–excerpt from a 1963 poem by Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, and Günther Uecker  *

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Evet, daha iyi bir dünya düşlüyorum.

Daha kötüsünü mü düşlemeliyim?

Evet, daha geniş bir dünya düşlüyorum.

Daha darını mı düşlemeliyim?

–Otto Piene, “Paths to Paradise” in ZERO 3 (July 1961)

Zero -sıfır- sessizliktir. Zero başlangıçtır. Zero bir devirdir. Zero Ay’dır. Güneş Zero’dur. Zero beyazdır.

Çöl Zero. Göğün üstü Zero. ve Gece.

şiirden alıntı, 1963, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, ve Günther Uecker  *

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Apollinaire’s Calligrammes; poèmes de la paix et da la guerre

Poèmes de la paix et da la guerre / Poems of Peace and War 1913-1916

Apollinaire described his work as follows:

The Calligrammes are an idealisation of free verse poetry and typographical precision in an era when typography is reaching a brilliant end to its career, at the dawn of the new means of reproduction that are the cinema and the phonograph. (Guillaume Apollinaire, in a letter to André Billy)


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Contemporary Art As Cultural Heritage: Bansky


Creation of Adam  , Michelangelo

Graffiti (plural of graffito: “a graffito”, but “these graffiti”) are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. (Wikipedia)Today there are some contradiction between art authorities that is graffiti an art-work and involved in culture or a vandalism?Art historians who consider that a graffitis a cultural heritage, believe that graffiti have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.

Today,supporters of graffiti are increasing more and more because one of the artist’s works influences people and communities deeply .This guy call himself as Bansky.
Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy’s work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.(wikipedia)
Generally ,Bansky prefers abandoned places,walls or sometimes center of the cities-public spaces-for painting instead of canvas.So What if we are starting talk about an art-work can be in Daily life?Is it a contemporary or temporary?How we protect them not showing in museums?Or today museums are in public spaces? Bansky Also Bansky using barcode between his/her Works.It means ,now we are staring to talk about digital culture.

May Bansky has a new approach to art in 21.century but in renaissance frescoes has some similarities with him/her.
Fresco (plural frescos or frescoes) is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly-laid, or wet lime plaster. Water is used as the vehicle for the pigment to merge with the plaster, and with the setting of the plaster, the painting becomes an integral part of the wall. The fresco technique has been employed since antiquity and is closely associated with Italian Renaissance painting.(Wikipedia)
Frescoes generally are called history painting: “is a term used to describe paintings that focus on a serious narrative or include exemplary actions. In this sense the word history relates to the Italian historia (narrative or story). History painting is not necessarily an accurate or documentary description of actual events. Such works are often large in scale. Their subjects derive from the Bible, mythology, secular literature, or historical events. They can also be allegorical “
Today,for detrited frescoes ,people try to preserve,restorate and even try to put them in museums.Because of the their bad conditions.(humudity,light,hot and cold air)They believe that these frescoes are cultural heritage.

Bansky does not their works for money but of course after success ,their works prices(values) can be 1 million dollar today.Therefore,how can we protect this public spaces Works?Like Frescoes,Bansky’s work try to preserve after many years?
In my opinion,Bansky works reflect and criticize very well today’s moods.Because of these,they are important art Works.Trying to preserve them after 20 years ,could be strong act.Moreover in architecture , Lebbeus woods(generally known as paper- theorist-architect )did with students in Berlin,Germany 1988.

It is a collaboration drawing on the exposed Wall of an enormous concrete bunker,built during World War 2 that still stood next to the ruins of the Altes Banhof site in what was then West Berlin


Lebbeus Wood Studio,Berlin,1988





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