Next Collectables of Global Art Market
collection based virtual prosthesis

The tendency of user-concentration overbearing the ambition of art-concentration is rendered through the popular online-galleries such as the Saatchi-online. Here, like in any other crowd-sourcing platform, the user itself is the main collectible. This research exercise explicates the operable condition of the user which acts as a solvent body, or a doer body, creating the resource necessary for the ‘people collecting’ economy of the web.

 

Artsakh Forensis 
regenerative infrastructure of border living

x-commons.com initiative

At the beginning of April of 2016, eastern turkic neighbor of Armenia carried out a massive attack on the residential communities of the Armenian enclave (Artsakh), resulting in more than 100 casualties. Artsakh Republic is a de facto separated/autonomous region, yet unrecognized internationally. The project used architecture as a language to read and depict the ongoing war. As a result, the project has produced materials that can be utilized by human rights advocates in various truth forums.

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Preliminary inquiry and building of the 3d model from the aerial imagery, revealing the urban + cultural anthropological form of the Talish Village(the village located at the north eastern corner of the Armenian enclave).

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Media Analysis, summarizing ~70+ Articles published around the world, related to the recent conflict in the region.

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Footage archiving (web scraping), deconstructing (identifying + indexing still frames of buildings/structures of interest).

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There were three structures selected and analyzed from the village (one residential structure and two public structures, communal center and the school building).

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Building sites and buildings themselves were separated into items of interest (areas where the shelling damage could be observed from the collected footage).

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3D reconstruction of several items of interest allowed to perform simple simulations to determine the likeliness of all hypotheses.

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Each item was analyzed in detail, first, by referencing previous studies documenting similar damages, and second, with the use of a separate physics study based on the characteristics of the used weaponry.

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Methodology of analysis and archiving was designed to accommodate a multitude of media artefacts and it successfully did. The most revealing analysis/case studies will be included in yearly reports of human rights advocates.


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