“Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker…They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couch-bound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.” — Lev Grossman, TIME, July 18, 2011
“Herodotus says, ‘Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects’.” — Mark Twain
What would the story line of architecture look like if it was reinvented from scratch? Which starchitects would make up the cast of your dramas? Which buildings would populate the backdrops of your global stage? Reality Cues is about making architecture in digital, interactive, and social media, where ownership is communal and subject matter changes as quickly as users can click the ‘share’ button. Within this culture of reposting, reblogging, and retweeting is the opportunity to retell and reinvent. Combine this with the ease with which anyone can alter images to create virtual worlds, and you are left with an increasingly fuzzy area between fiction and reality.
Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated!
FIRST PRIZE: “INDISPUTABLE PROOF THAT PETER EISENMAN IS ONLY 28 INCHES TALL” BY PHYLLIS HEMPKE
SECOND PRIZE: “DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO COLLABORATION WITH GORDON BUNDT-SHAFT” BY JACKIE WOON BAE AND TRACEY COFFIN
THIRD PRIZE TIE FOR BEST GIFS: “ARCHIMPROV: ‘YES AND’ IS NOT MORE” BY RAJIV FERNANDEZ
THIRD PRIZE TIE FOR BEST GIFS: “FOXY FINGERS” BY EDDIE PERAZA GARZON
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE BEST PHOTOSHOPPING AWARD: “NOT TO WORRY AMERICAN, CHARLIE’S HERE” BY E MECREDY
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE I’M FLYING AWARD: “HADID & MENDES” BY CG
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE THIS SHOULD BE A NEW YORKER CAPTION CONTEST AWARD: “GOD’S NO MORE” BY NEVIS ISAJ
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE PUTIN! PUTIN! PUTIN! AWARD: “ECHO OF AN ARCHITECT” BY LEE ALLEN
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE BUT HOW DO THE BUILDINGS EAT? AWARD: “TABLE CLOTH PARTY” BY IGOR PAVLOVIC
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE BEST PUN AWARD: “ÉTIENNE BRÛLÉE” BY JACKIE WOON BAE AND TRACEY COFFIN
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE SADDEST STORY TOLD BY GIF AWARD: “THE INSTANT CITY” BY JOHN STOUGHTON
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE MAKE MIES CRY AWARD: “CROWN HALL” BY DAVID CORNS
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE BRUTAL AWARD: “BRUTALIST ARCHITECTURE: THE SURVIVORS OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY” BY ANSON TSE
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE MIES IS THE MAN IN THE MOON? OKAY… AWARD: “TALES OF THE IMMORTALS: AQUA NYMPH TAKES ON MAN IN THE MOON” BY RON KWASKE, AIA AND ILIANNA KWASKE, PH.D.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE WISH THIS WAS REAL AWARD: “MIES CONTEMPLATES THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG” BY ROB ANDERSON
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE 6ON6 AWARD: “GET TRASHED” BY JAMISON GUEST
HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE WISH THIS WAS REAL AWARD: “PIERRE ET JACQUES” BY BILLY MAVES
Thanks again to everyone who participated!
We hope to see you again soon for the next competition!