In the finish, 1,470,000 L (or 100,215 1/4 kegs, or 7,516,132 beers) flooded the streets of St. Giles, causing at least 7 drownings. What causes this occasion to make the list, rather go down in history as a disaster, is simply because of the chaos that ensued. Rescue attempts of the injured failed simply because thousands of individuals came from surrounding regions to drink from the streets. Much more injuries came from this totally free-for-all because the whole parish was completely intoxicated. When the injured were finally delivered to the hospital, they reeked of beer. This caused the hospital sufferers and hospital workers to also riot simply because they believed they were getting cheated out of free of charge beer.
In a nation already beleaguered by higher rates of unemployment, poverty, HIV infection, violent crime and rape, the poor black underclass of South Africa is dealing with but an additional crisis that is ravaging their communities – an epidemic involving a inexpensive drug cocktail comprising heroin, marijuana and other components like rat poison, cleaning detergents and even crushed-up tablets employed in treatments of AIDS patients.
What I am saying right here is that, it is up to the present-day Technological Society and along with its adherents/users is that they need to pick up the cudgel and splurge the viral stream with memes and zines about the culture that founded in all culturesthis also is particularly addressed to Africans of South Africa). This is the straight-forward truth about the history of this social system of Mzantsi: it is the oldest, and it demands to be understood from that point of view, and it is also to be understood that it demands a lot of patching up and stitching to resuscitate and originate whatever is left of it. This is what this Hub is about: about a men and women who still need to heard and noticed in the light of their history, which is the origin of man and everything modern day-It is a culture that projects and highlights that as its main pulse and grit and endurance.
To concern itself with the technologies of virtuality (exploring totally immersed, mixed and augmented environments) time based digital media (film, video and animation), nano and bio technology (micro-landscapes and architecture, ethics, sustainability and ecology) like reflexive environments and cybernetic systems.
Gilles Retsin’s function investigates new architectural models which engage increased computational energy in design and fabrication. He is interested in the impact of computation on the core principles of architecture – the bones rather than the skin. Prior to founding his own practice, he worked in Switzerland with Christian Kerez, and in London with Kokkugia.