Angelos Floros participates in the 10th S.ARCH international conference that takes place this year in Berlin at The SOCIAL HUB BERLIN from April 4th to 6th. The theme of the conference is "Architecture and the Built Environment". The conference is webcast.
Book of abstracts
Mr. Floros participates with the presentation Dronecote (a "pigeon for drones". The abstract of the presentation follows.
This work examines the key role of networks as a symbiotic model of human and robotic culture in common ground. It applies a method that brings together future technology of delivery with current and emerging needs of society into the time present. The Dronecote (or the House of Drones) is a realization project, a think tank for applications that applies to Public Sphere (Habermas, 1989), bridging communication and delivery technologies using applications and infrastructure of urban, suburban and regional societies. It is based on preinternet culture where societies used doves (pigeons) as a centralized or decentralized: node-based communication and information exchange. Dronecote is a free-standing structure or extending to a structure that hosts drones to serve the community in digital and information era. The structure is located in urban, suburban or countryside areas. Design method separates the interdisciplinary research in four axes module: a) the construction of Dronecote tower and b) the implementation of applications for a drone’s node-based network system, c) the urban, suburban and the regional needs of societies, d) local principles of everyday life on a global map. The Dronecote as a practice based research emerges two questions a) how our civilization can capitalize the achievements of the past and b) how does it feel to live today together with the future? Dronecote project is a part of the research program HAL (Hub of Artistic Laboratories) of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University which is set ti yield multiple benefits for the Ionian Islands Prefecture.