Traffic of the Spheres
this proposal for a new kind of memorial (a MEmorial) is addressed to the combined agencies of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The proposal is part of an emerAgency (a virtual Internet-based distributed consultancy) consultation on a problem stated by theorists of architecture (among others). This problem states that the entertainment media in general, and television in particular, bear responsibility for the decline of the public sphere in mediating the relationship of private citizens with the State. Monumental architecture once played a large role in maintaining this public sphere, having to do with the forming and preserving of a community. But is it really the case that the electronic excludes monumentality?
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