The hybrid reality


[ V-Med 2.0] doesn't oppose reality to the virtual, but it combines them in the creation of a new perception of reality, a hybrid reality. The virtual, omnipresent, encloses every possible thing, every visible thing, and every potential thing.

This new hybrid reality turns the possible into reality, making it visible, and creating thus the conditions for new perception types.
Hybrid reality follows the coexistence of two perceptible realities, one physical and other electronics, in common spaces.

Hybrid reality follows the coexistence of two perceptible realities, one physical and other electronics, in common spaces.

The conception of these hybrid spaces does not only answer to physical constraints but must consider its electronic extension in the new space-time to which it belongs, that of the 25th time zone.
In fact, for example, the time of displacement between a point A and a point B is abolished since A and B are potentially the same point. This new relationship to time raises the question of space. Which space when information is potentially everywhere immediately, which delimitation, which physical constraints?
It's first a whole volume of continuous flow, that of information. The space of information induces naturally an information architecture. This immaterial space reacts to other rules than those that govern our body-interface's relationship to our environment like that of gravity.

This means that architecture will not be defined according to the materials or sunning constraints, but will propose systems for representing space, integrating information as a raw material.

A double architecture, real and virtual, in the creation of hybrid spaces, will allow, in the future, to consider architecture not comparing it only to a physical, cultural and social environment, in other words urban, but in the space of the 25th time zone it can integrate a very different urbanity, a new layer in the city as a system of memory, an urbanity of the media.

Electronic Shadow currently implements these principles for the creation of the new French cultural centre in Palermo and Sicily, which belongs to an impressing network of French cultural places throughout the world, to which the Centre of Helsinki belongs, and which will propose to its physical or electronic public the experiment of hybrid reality.