Situation Room is a project by Pablo de Soto and hackitectura, winner of the LAB_Joven_Experimenta 2007 Prize.

The term Situation Room is normally used to designate a secret place used in times of crisis to assess and monitor data for decision making purposes. Its origins can be traced back to World War II with the invention of computers, digitalization, and the collaboration of architects and the military. These rooms are equipped with monitors and data boards used to control everything from flows crossing the strait of Gibraltar to nuclear fission processes in Nuclear Power plants and the life support mechanisms on board the International Space Station.

"Rather than being afraid of control, and technologies in general, we prefer to think in terms of social appropriation and implementation with research and creativity; we even think that, as Cybersyn shows, the source of technological creativity actually lies in social cooperation, and that it is only later captured by the military or capitalism." -Hackitectura

Title: Situation Room
Editor: Pablo de Soto & Hackitectura
ISBN: 978-84-614-1504-5
Size: 17,0 x 21,7 cms
Date: May 2010
Publisher: dpr-barcelona

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Situation Room by Pablo de Soto + dpr-barcelona is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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