Data as Mediation

Farshid Moussavi

Once things are constructed, the sense of things does not require the data, which exists outside the thing itself, as mediation.

“Data the quantitative values that compute the conditions of an entity, phenomenon, relationship, or state of things, is not the thing itself but its codification through definitions that operate as a vehicle for its analysis, diagnosis, evaluation, simulation, and organization. More than a means of management, data is pre-architectural by definition: it is the plural “datum” onto which manifold organizations areor can beconstructed.” Ciro Najle

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