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The purpose of this thesis is to re-tool the space of a contemporary social condenser through highly perceptual means - finding methods of spatial composition that enhance non-virtual social exchange - a pleasure progressively inaccessible without technology. By what means does contemporary public space augment social transactions for a culture who now only needs a smartphone to do so? Upon revisiting masterful perceptual distortions seen in 17th century painting, these effects are abstracted and materialized as new possibilities for interior, collective space of the contemporary subject.