Considering the World Wide Web as an infinite place composed of an infinite number of microscopic fragments- just like space. The WWW represents an expanding -not to recognized scale- cosmos of digital thoughts, transmedia narratives. We are constantly seeking ways to express ourselves in this parallel virtual space. Meanwhile, humans are looking for ways to explore the universe. To expand. To justify their existence. For, Space is vast and its darkness is deep. Humans neglect this fact by getting lost in their manufactured parallel space; the internet. Countless messages are flowing in the stream of the “internet”. A “milky way” of information, and somewhere in there lies your thought, your message, your digital identity. A spherical artifact in the form of a dark celestial object gathers a cloud of thoughts visualized as grey matter particles. For, while the natural world remains unpredictable in a profound way, it is composed of patterns and structure. Tweet a specific thought with the #space hashtag and a “star” will light up pointing to the position of your thought inside a reactive sphere of information.
Iason Paterakis and Nefeli Manoudaki are researchers at the Transformable Intelligent Environments Laboratory of the School of Architecture at the Technical University of Crete (TUC TIE Lab), since 2012 and 2015
respectively. Their research interests focus on the influence of mediated spaces in urban and interior environments. More specifically, they specialize in the implementation of immersive experiences in urban and interior spaces as well as the enhancement of cultural
environments through interactive mixed reality (MR) modalities and projection mapping installations. The Transformable Intelligent Environments Laboratory (TUC TIE Lab) at the School of Architecture in the Technical University of Crete was founded in 2012 on the basis of researching, developing and applying human-centered methodologies that target the qualitative upgrade and efficiency of a variety of environments, including learning spaces and playscapes, health environments, habitable extreme environments, cultural spaces, sustainable approaches with natural building systems as well as smart materials.