Instructor: Lisa Tilder
Location: Outer Space
Media: Rhino, V-Ray, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max (animation), Photoshop
Collaborators: Abigail Arnold, Marcus Myerholtz
Fall 2013

Pomoxis is a fictional post-radical postmodernist corporation/architecture firm that is interested in examining the endless combinations from deriving the individual symbols or icons from postmodernism.

Pomoxis developed a manifesto, the entirety of which can be found here. An excerpt:

"Postmodernism, on the other hand, developed an exhaustive language in order to accommodate the cultures and histories Modernism rejected. In its refusal of homogeneity, Postmodern Architecture became the proverbial Tower of Babel. Because of the atomization, Postmodernism lost its effect and also proved ineffectual.

We propose new worlds for the future. These worlds use the diverse language of Postmodernism, interiorized and condensed into the mass-producible form of the Modernist glass box13. These encapsulations serve as disparate memories and when placed next to and in conjunction with one another form imminent worlds. Like [Jorge Luis Borges'] "Library of Babel," the worlds are created through the endless combinations16 of the various symbols of the Language."

 Catalog of a selection of postmodern buildings, which are then reduced to mere icons.

Catalog of a selection of postmodern buildings, which are then reduced to mere icons.

 Physical models of the reduced icons.

Physical models of the reduced icons.

 The combinatorial machine, which combines the different icons to create something new, using old symbols.

The combinatorial machine, which combines the different icons to create something new, using old symbols.

Pomoxis Manifesto (video version)