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Infocean


information affects our everyday lives in a much stronger way than even a decade ago. the word >flood of information< is mentioned in the media and describes the current situation as catastrophic scenario. but the so-called 'flood of information' is a man-made problem. the task is to find a man-made solution to what could become an overload crisis. information becomes knowledge by means of personal experience and constant learning. information is present everywhere, at the waysides so to speak. life can be regarded as a way through information with the aim of gaining knowledge. 'infocean' is an ocean of knowledge, tamed >flood of information<. developed from the way, it offers options of dealing/working with a broad variety of media. from the classic way of information retrieval, by rummaging in the shelves to a quick surf at a web station and beyond. but the most important spacial innovation of the complex is the multifaceted offer of workspace atmospheres. like a pixel in the city surface, >infocean< forms an inlay between bonaparte- and willemdock. a way is cut through >infocean< connecting the inner city with the newly developed residential areas in the old harbour, becoming the dip-in point. embedded in the classicist dock system, >infocean< becomes a game of optical perception. an invitation to a deeper dive, to the exploration of the dimensions beneath the surface. information pushes water away, is surrounded by it and symbolizes the movement of an ever-changing infoscape. the constant flow of an inconstant state. the reception of information becomes sensual event and experienced knowledge. do not remain on the surface, plunge deeply!


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