Date: 19th November '13
Title: Representation & Dimensionality: Mapping the Urban block
Lecturer: Anna Laskari
closed lecture: only for the workshop's participants
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How many dimensions do we need to represent three dimensional space? The physical object is being approached asa multidimensional feature vector and representation, a fundamental condition of perception, as a process of dimensionality reduction.The urban block, as a configuration of built and open spaces, is being used as a case study for setting the outlines of a methodology for investigating whether and to what degree quantifiable spatial attributes can capture elements related to spatial occupation, to the experience of spatial identity and to the production and communication of spatial meaning and if they can subsequently be used for the identification and classification of discrete spatial units in the framework of an open system of quantified interrelations.