Beyond the Visual
A research curriculum for explorations in spatiotemporal environments
Constantinos Miltiadis, Gerriet K. Sharma
Virtual reality (VR) and spatial audio technologies have ushered in a new paradigm in the fields of architecture and music. Media developed with these technologies produce experiences beyond what is perceivable in the physical world, thereby extending our capacities to design/compose as well as our sensibilities for spatial and temporal perception. By operating in the spatiotemporal domain, these new media cause us to question our disciplinary understandings of space and time, as well as their aesthetics, which requires an altogether new post-disciplinary conception of design/composition and experience.
"Beyond the Visual" is a research curriculum for investigating spatiotemporal aesthetics in the interface between architecture and music, in regard to both perception and creativity as they relate to design/composition. Constantinos Miltiadis and Gerriet K. Sharma developed it initially for a week-long workshop taught at the 2018 OSSA (Polish Association of Architecture Students) festival, titled "Vision" (October 13–21, 2018, Łodz, Poland). The workshop was conducted in an architectural context, with seven participants who were all architecture students without prior experience in the topic.
Workshop participants: Kelly Babbar, Aleksandra Bartczak, Rafał Golczyk, Jakub Gondorowicz, Joanna Lipnicka, Karol Wawrzkiewicz, and Maja Wrzeszcz
Support: Maja Piechowiak and Ihor Savchenko