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Sarah Jester

Sarah Jester

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Schizophrenic Information Tower

As a challenge to the high-rise typology, the project combines broadcasting facilities for both NPR and FOXnews with a collection of public libraries and research groups to create a highly public, vertically integrated skyscraper.

Issues of public space and information access in current technologically-driven society are addressed through an extreme tension between the set of hyper-programmed commercial spaces of mangled secrets and lies and the hyper-public in-between spaces as the terrain of truth-and-justice seeking citizens.

This public-domain interface with conflicting corporate programs such as NPR and FOX, creates a stage set for the exposure of the schizophrenic nature of “fact” and the multiple personalities of information sources that contribute to public knowledge and the corporate media sphere.
  

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

 
process models and diagrams
process models and diagrams
atrium view upward
atrium view upward
atrium plaza space
atrium plaza space
cladding details - acrylic/color changing LED mock-up (48
cladding details - acrylic/color changing LED mock-up (48" high, 18" deep)
concrete & etched acrylic model of final configuration
concrete & etched acrylic model of final configuration
atrium plaza_round2
atrium plaza_round2

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