Thomas Pearce is an architect and cultural historian currently based in London. His project “Orchestrating the Edge” speculates on a built environment that is gradually dissolving into points as the perspectival centrality of the human observer is being challenged by emerging post-human modes of vision, in particular 3D laser scanning. The work devises architectural strategies that are tailored around these modes of vision – techniques of reverse-engineered surrealism, dismantling the point cloud’s promise of accuracy and high-tech realism. Thomas holds an MArch (Dist.) from the Bartlett School of Architecture, a BSc from the TU Berlin and an MA in History from the KU Leuven and has published theoretical work on the architecture of the proto-internet, the aesthetics and materiality of data landscapes and on the concept of suboptimalisation in digital fabrication.