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McKenzie Wark


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formAxioms – Rui An Ho – COLLAB

“Unity and Multiplicity”, an animation by formAxioms (www.formaxioms.com), conceived, directed and edited by Federico Ruberto together with Daryl Ho and YoungBin Song. The complete animation (3 mins) is part of artist Rui An Ho’s coming performance.   In its complete form the video presents geometrically the concept of unity and multiplicity— it it informed by how…

2021_08_10_formAxioms x YLab - National Gallery Singapore

formAxioms X YLab_National Gallery Singapore

After “Negentropic Fields”, formAxioms delivers a second project for YLab, National Gallery Singapore. The project is called “Common Landscape”, it basically translates users’ feedbacks, opinions on art and tech, exhibitions, etc. into two digital landscapes. “Common Landscape is a prototype that translates data into experienceable digital space, it is a mechanism that makes explicit that there…

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Book – Virtual Aesthetics in Architecture

Federico Ruberto’s “Models and Fictions: The Archi-tectonic of Virtual Reality”  is the second chapter of “Virtual Aesthetics in Architecture – Designing in Mixed Realities”, Eva Castro’s  “Form Axioms: ‘The Politics of Mapping the Invisible” is the 25th chapter of the book. The publication is edited by Sara Eloy, Anette Kreutzberg, and Ioanna Symeonidou, published by…


Texts – Negentropic Fields

Federico Ruberto’s texts are uploaded on Negentropic Fields. The “blocks” uploaded turn around:  __VIRTUAL TOPOLOGIES (WORLDS) __PSYCHOPATHOLOGIES OF THE DIGITAL __HAUNTING __IDEOLOGY __COGNITIVE TORSION – LANGUAGE __PLATFORMS – ARCHIVES __DESIRE __XENO-RATIONALISM __PERFORMANCE __META-ARCHITECTURE __ENTROPY – NEGENTROPY __MULTIPLICITY __DURATION AND DISCONTINUITY The curator are immensely thankful to Rodrigo Gonsalves, Andrea Perunovic, Elie During, Rafi Abdullah and…

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Deep City Symposium – EPFL

Federico Ruberto is part (virtually) of the “Deep City”, a symposium organised by EPFL Lausanne. He presents a short paper titled “Function Collapse : : Abducting Futures” where he outlines a constructive ontology of “models” (describing briefly models of contingency in natural and formal language), the practical necessity of designing at multiple scales through a…

2021_National Gallery Singapore_Roundtable

National Gallery Singapore_Roundtable

Federico Ruberto presents “Negentropic Fields” (negentropicfields.info) at the National Gallery Singapore, Circuit Breaker Roundtable 3. The discussion connected art, agency, platforms and digital objects. Participants: Lucas Huang (NGS), Federico Ruberto (formAxioms, reMIX Studio), Urich Lau (INTER—MISSION), Chris Fussner (Tropical Futures Institute), Kathleen Ditzig and Carlos Quijon Jr.  Link of recording coming soon.

“The map had been the first form of misdirection, for what is a map but a way of emphasizing some things and making other things invisible?”

Jeff VanderMeer

Territorial Scale

Agenda [China_Nepal_South China Sea]



South China Sea

Architectural Scale

Core Studio II [Space_Fiction (virtual reality, cinema and story-telling)]

“In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire […] In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography”

Jorge Luis Borges

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