Spectres of Venice: Invisible Cities Revisited

Calling M.Arch 1 Students S1 AY20/21! The historical city-state of Venice has long fuelled the imagination of travellers and writers, perhaps none more so than journalist-novelist Italo Calvino, whose seminal Invisible Cities (1972) vicariously recounted scores of its imaginative simulacra through a fictional Marco Polo. Already battling environmental perils, the pandemic lockdown in Northern Italy this year…

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PALZONE

BYAHMAD NAZARUDDIN B ABDUL RAHIMMARCUS SIM BEI YI Due to their mobility and transience, digital nomads find maintaining intimate relationships with both friends and lovers alike challenging, often ending in loneliness. To mediate this, Palzone aims to use technology to redefine intimacy for digital nomads, through augmenting time and space. This is attempted through diminishing…

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RESONANCE

BYTAN ZIWEITHOMAS POH JIA MING Resonance was conceived with the need for a therapeutic realm to seek refuge from the overwhelming stresses and connectivity of our tech driven society. Resonance is a virtual reality landscape realm that runs on ubiquitous hardware of everyday users such as smartphones. The landscape realm is pieced together by the…

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