The Continuous Monument: On The River, 1969
by Superstudio, a collective founded by five architects in Florence in 1966
I find it interesting that most monuments in Minecraft are statues of creepers or characters (namely Notch). As much as I appreciate the effort and idolization of said entities, I feel monuments to the game itself should emphasize the block-like nature of the game. Here is a rendering of a monument by Superstudio (who are worth checking out for their rad minecraft-like plans), it not simply as a means of idolzing the depicted form, but instead as a stance. This monument in particular is commenting on the ever-present spread of globalization—it was true in the 60’s and holds true to this day. I say Minecraft monuments should talk about digitization of dwellings and migration to virtual spaces rather than paying homage to giant green exploding phalluses.