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Silicon Valley No_Code Life

March 23, 2021, 5.30pm

The photographic book dedicated to everyday life in Silicon Valley is presented by Ramak Fazel, author and photographer, together with Lorenza Baroncelli, artistic director of Triennale Milano and Michele Lupi, men’s collections visionary Tod’s.

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Silicon Valley exists as a “non-place.” There are no road signs, no boundary lines that delineate it, which means that from a purely geographical perspective, Silicon Valley doesn’t exist. Silicon Valley is not like you might imagine. The illusion of it as a highly technological environmental spacepersists thanks in part to distorted narratives that have conflated “hightech” with futuristic illusions. We might think of The Valley as a place where everything is mechanized and the colors of the sun glint against aluminum surfaces. A built environment replete with autonomous cars anda horizon line dominated by science-fiction-inspired laboratories. The reality is actually starkly different. The aim of this book is to examine everyday life in The Valley through a series of photographic images and to offer a tool that can be used to reconsider the clash between the California counter culture in the 1960s and 1970s and the digital atomization that ensued.

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Photo by Ramak Fazel

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