Digital Beijing

05:02 PM, Nov 13, 2008 by eli


This breathtaking building stands proud outside the 2008 Olympic stadium. Calling to mind a retro-60’s circuit board, it invokes one of the landmarks that helped push us into this “digital” age. One can imagine transistors as large as VW Beetles crawling over it.

As nostalgic and emblematic of a past age the outsides are, however, the inner chambers reflect the true future of human digitalization:



In these expansive spaces, analog tendencies cease as we become polarized in our thoughts. Concepts fall into finite pigeonholes, we resign ourselves to the cells we are assigned, the paths we are allocated.


top image by michelsutyadi, other images from galinsky

re-engineered @ 11:56 PM, Jul 05, 2009 by eli