The False Future


Personal Info

Name: Anchalika Thepnumsommanus

Nationality: Thai

Institution / Company: International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA)


Instagram: @unbuilt.visuals

Facebook: Anchalika Thepnumsommanus


-FINALIST of Non Architecture Award Competition | Category: Aspatial


“The False Future”, is a cau&onary tale accelera&ng the increasing dominance of large tech corpora&ons and online media in our daily ac&vi&es. Set 250 years aAer E&enne-Louis Boulléeʼs Temple to Nature and Reason, celebra&ng Newtonʼs scien&fic discoveries and the sublime of the natural world, the project is a specula&ve architectural proposal for a temple to data, informa&on and knowledge that celebrates a new rendi&on of the sublime: The great technological sublime.


Situated in the unitary state of Singapore, the project explores the monopolisa&on of our cultural and historical record by a single en&ty that promises to amass all the world’s data into a single plaRorm – not unlike the large corpora&ons that we are completely tethered to today. This AI plaRorm, the Nexalus, collects, stores, and re-presents this informa&on back to the user. But whose truth does it retrieve? How do we dis&nguish fact from historical reconstruc&on with a poli&cal or monetary agenda in this new informa&on age where all our records are stored in a cloud belonging to one en&ty? Narrated through the voice of the Nexalus, False Future is simultaneously a homage to the technological sublime and a cri&que to current trends in online developments.


Project Type: Data Center, Artificial Intelligence , Dataism, Data Centralisation

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