MVRDV Metacity Datatown
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- 1. METACITY/DATATOWN is based on the video installation of the same title produced for the Stroom Center for the Visual Arts.
2. METACITY Due to ever-expanding communications networks and the immeasurable web of interrelationships they generate, the world has shed the anachro- nism global village and is transformingi nto the more advanced state of the Metacity. 3. The worlds available territories for the metacity: 4. Using numbers or data to describe the vast- ness of the Metacity. 5. Selecting data according to hypothetical prescriptions, diagrams work asemblems for operations, agendas, tasks. 6. DATATOWN based only upon data, it is a city that wants to be described by information. THere is no given topography, no prescribed ideology, no rep-resentation, no context. 7. Using Extremizing Scenarios,data lead to frontiers, edges, and therefore inventions. 8. Datatown is constructed on a series of what- ifs that embody different assumptions, so itis always in progress. 9. If the world settlement envelope has been filled up with 376 datatowns,the world capacity will be 18 times thecurrent population.