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Technology is not simply technology, it changes character over time. We suggest there is a twin story to it. We call it metalithicum and postulate that it has always accompanied that of technology. It concerns the symbolics of the forms and schemes humans apply to accommodate themselves to their environment. We assume that the protagonists of this twin story, the symbolics of those forms and schemes, are also not simply what they are but change character over time. From this perspective, Printed Physics looks at the technological and economical developments with which the physical characteristics of materials can be symbolically programmed, for example in the field of photovoltaics or in electronics more generally. These devices are being industrially produced by printing procedures. It is no exaggeration to call this a veritable printing revolution, although unlike in Gutenberg’s day, the printed products represent, primarily, their own functionality. They demonstrate what they can do in a technological, operative way.

This book is the first volume of the Applied Virtuality book series based on the Metalithikum Conferences organized between 2012-2015 at the Library Werner Oechslin in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, where distinguished personalities from a broad range of architecture-related fields came together to discuss particular technological developments that are economically significant and philosophically interesting.

 

 

table of contents

On the Book Series

Introduction — Printed Physics

Ludger Hovestadt
A Fantastic Genealogy of the Printable

hello sun 20 · much-printed 20 · babylon 21 · the
sun 23 · reflecting the course of the sun 24 · projecting into reflections 24 · the shadow planet 25 · william’s trip to the moon 26 · comfort systems 27 · rage systems 29 · hello world 30 — loss of control 30 · printing words 31 · printing illustrativenesses 32 ·printing attractions 49 —in the paradox milieu 50· our language game 51 · deterritorialization 51 · reterritorialization 54 · double articulation 56 — technical articulations 56 · the image 56 · transfer 57 · the letter 58 · rotation 59 · colour 59 · motion 60 · form 60 · façades 61 · printers 62 · mirrors 62 · sound 63 · materials 63 · energy 64 — aalways on 65
indexical markings of the topics discussed 67

Hans Poser
Technology and Modality

Modalities and their importance 74 — Technology and necessity 79 — technology and possibility 87 · technological possibility—epistemic or ontological? 88 · actualizability 89 · elementary and theoretical technological possibility 94 · the potentiality of an artefact 97 — how to deal with contin- gency 98 — epistemic-technological possibility 99 — fiction, reality and actuality 100 · virtuality, reality and actuality 101 · virtuality and possibility 104 · thinking in new modalities 107 — first results 110

Vera Bühlmann
Primary Abundance, Urban Philosophy — Information and the Form of Actuality

prelude 117 — actuality 118 — capacity 121 — electricity 126 — sun 128 — householding with culture 130 — within the urban 134 — motorics of symbols and energy 136 — values 140 — invariances 143 — mediality 146 — double articulation 148 — coda 149

Klaus Wassermann
That Centre-Point Thing – the Theory Model in Model Theory

up and in 159 — the demise of the middle (long live the middle) 161 — model 169 — de-centrement of models 171 — the practice of the de-centred model 175 — the non-ascertainable locus 181 – indexical markings of the topics discussed 185

Helmut Geisert
Digital Cathedrals — a Few Remarks on the Question of Appropriateness Within Architecture

indexical markings of the topics discussed 204

Hans-Dieter Bahr
Bringing and Positioning: Ways of Technology? — Approaching Heidegger’s Thought on Technics

indexical markings of the topics discussed 227

..BOOK COVER TEXT

Technology is not simply technology, it changes character over time. We suggest there is a twin story to it. We call it metalithicum and postulate that it has always accompanied that of technology. It concerns the symbolics of the forms and schemes humans apply to accommodate themselves to their environment. We assume that the protagonists of this twin story, the symbolics of those forms and schemes, are also not simply what they are but change character over time. From this perspective, Printed Physics looks at the technological and economical developments with which the physical characteristics of materials can be symbolically programmed, for example in the field of photovoltaics or in electronics more generally. These devices are being industrially produced by printing procedures. It is no exaggeration to call this a veritable printing revolution, although unlike in Gutenberg’s day, the printed products represent, primarily, their own functionality. They demonstrate what they can do in a technological, operative way.

This book is the first volume of the Applied Virtuality book series based on the Metalithikum Conferences organized between 2012-2015 at the Library Werner Oechslin in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, where distinguished personalities from a broad range of architecture-related fields came together to discuss particular technological developments that are economically significant and philosophically interesting.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

On the Book Series

Introduction — Printed Physics

Ludger Hovestadt
A Fantastic Genealogy of the Printable

HELLO SUN 20 · MUCH-PRINTED 20 · BABYLON 21 · THE
SUN 23 · REFLECTING THE COURSE OF THE SUN 24 · PROJECTING INTO REFLECTIONS 24 · THE SHADOW PLANET 25 · WILLIAM’S TRIP TO THE MOON 26 · COMFORT SYSTEMS 27 · RAGE SYSTEMS 29 · HELLO WORLD 30 — LOSS OF CONTROL 30 · PRINTING WORDS 31 · PRINTING ILLUSTRATIVENESSES 32 ·PRINTING ATTRACTIONS 49 —IN THE PARADOX MILIEU 50· OUR LANGUAGE GAME 51 · DETERRITORIALIZATION 51 · RETERRITORIALIZATION 54 · DOUBLE ARTICULATION 56 — TECHNICAL ARTICULATIONS 56 · THE IMAGE 56 · TRANSFER 57 · THE LETTER 58 · ROTATION 59 · COLOUR 59 · MOTION 60 · FORM 60 · FAÇADES 61 · PRINTERS 62 · MIRRORS 62 · SOUND 63 · MATERIALS 63 · ENERGY 64 — AALWAYS ON 65
INDEXICAL MARKINGS OF THE TOPICS DISCUSSED 67

Hans Poser
Technology and Modality

MODALITIES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE 74 — TECHNOLOGY AND NECESSITY 79 — TECHNOLOGY AND POSSIBILITY 87 · TECHNOLOGICAL POSSIBILITY—EPISTEMIC OR ONTOLOGICAL? 88 · ACTUALIZABILITY 89 · ELEMENTARY AND THEORETICAL TECHNOLOGICAL POSSIBILITY 94 · THE POTENTIALITY OF AN ARTEFACT 97 — HOW TO DEAL WITH CONTIN- GENCY 98 — EPISTEMIC-TECHNOLOGICAL POSSIBILITY 99 — FICTION, REALITY AND ACTUALITY 100 · VIRTUALITY, REALITY AND ACTUALITY 101 · VIRTUALITY AND POSSIBILITY 104 · THINKING IN NEW MODALITIES 107 — FIRST RESULTS 110

Vera Bühlmann
Primary Abundance, Urban Philosophy — Information and the Form of Actuality

PRELUDE 117 — ACTUALITY 118 — CAPACITY 121 — ELECTRICITY 126 — SUN 128 — HOUSEHOLDING WITH CULTURE 130 — WITHIN THE URBAN 134 — MOTORICS OF SYMBOLS AND ENERGY 136 — VALUES 140 — INVARIANCES 143 — MEDIALITY 146 — DOUBLE ARTICULATION 148 — CODA 149

Klaus Wassermann
That Centre-Point Thing – the Theory Model in Model Theory

UP AND IN 159 — THE DEMISE OF THE MIDDLE (LONG LIVE THE MIDDLE) 161 — MODEL 169 — DE-CENTREMENT OF MODELS 171 — THE PRACTICE OF THE DE-CENTRED MODEL 175 — THE NON-ASCERTAINABLE LOCUS 181 – INDEXICAL MARKINGS OF THE TOPICS DISCUSSED 185

Helmut Geisert
Digital Cathedrals — a Few Remarks on the Question of Appropriateness Within Architecture

INDEXICAL MARKINGS OF THE TOPICS DISCUSSED 204

Hans-Dieter Bahr
Bringing and Positioning: Ways of Technology? — Approaching Heidegger’s Thought on Technics

INDEXICAL MARKINGS OF THE TOPICS DISCUSSED 227
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