4000 word essay

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4000 word essay

Postby dogsbody » Wed May 08, 2002 5:15 pm

hi there, hopefully some of you will be able to help with this request. my brothers in final year, under pressure coming into exams etc so he has asked me to do some research for an essay he has to submit - ie i'll do the dogsbody work while he concentrates on his project...if some of you could direct me to internet or other information resources i'd be very grateful. i s'pose he would as well but he won't have time to express it!

essay title is "what effect might the growing importance of cyberspace have on

to me it seems straight forward enough - thanks for your input!
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Postby fjh » Thu May 09, 2002 2:13 pm

this is a link to a dutch architecture research program investigating virtual enviornments, architecture, computers, cyberspace etc,

there is a book out called architects in cyber space(kinda old now), also check out hypersurface architecture (newer) vol1 and vol2.

look at architects like nox(especially the fresh water pavillion project), oosterhuis.nl, un studio, greg lynn and erick van eggerats project for the eth in zurich.
www.oosterhuis.nl www.eea.nl www.glform.com www.degrezero.com

check out the artists called knowbotic research and stelarc.

theres also a book called archilab thats worth a look.

that essay title could be a thesis by itself....
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Postby MK » Fri May 10, 2002 10:59 am

None, the virtual world has no gravity, etc.
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Postby fjh » Fri May 10, 2002 3:11 pm

if architecture can be seen to be dealing with issues of how a person interacts with an envoirnment, then exploration of alternate, non physical envoirnments, is an architecturally valid investigation.

virtual envoirnments can have gravity, tactile quality, intensity, everything that the real world has and more in some cases.
the degree of "realness" depends only on the sophistication of the user interface and the computer generated envoirnment itself.

some of the architects i mentioned in my previous post are investigating the relationship between virtual and real spaces and how the two can coexist to create an totally immersive interactive envoirnment.

mk you are an ignorant moron.


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Postby MG » Fri May 10, 2002 3:17 pm

no need for the personal insults fjh
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Fri May 10, 2002 4:56 pm

MK...the virtual world CAN HAVE gravity, etc...
but the fact you say it doens´t mean you are an ignorant as others think Image

virtual = simulation
reality = real life

"virtual reality" = contradition ?

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Postby trace » Fri May 10, 2002 5:31 pm

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Postby kefu » Fri May 10, 2002 5:31 pm

None of this is helping poor old dogsbody
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Postby fjh » Fri May 10, 2002 5:40 pm

i was just looking through the book architects in cyberspace and there is an essay called the architectural relevance of cyberspace (by john h. frazer)

you should be able to find the book in the bolton street or richview library....
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Postby ArchiBlink » Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:36 pm

Hi....hope this isn't too late, but I've just written an essay on a similar topic and found the following invaluable:

http://www.a-matter.de/digital-real/eng/iedefault.htm - all about "buildable digital architecture" - check out the essays and links!

Also: Steele, James. architecture and computers: action and reaction in the digital design revolution. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2001 - well researched and written book about the various ways in which architects use computers.

Full bibliography can be supplied following sufficient bribery ;)
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You could try this site

Postby garethace » Wed May 21, 2003 6:27 pm

The journal provides a forum for innovative papers exploring issues related to and arising from placing the planning system online.

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Postby phil » Thu May 22, 2003 9:19 am

Might be a little more planning orientated but try a book by Ed Soja called Postmetropolis. it came out about a year ago
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