Digital Ground: Architecture, Pervasive Computing, and Environmental Knowing
Digital Ground is an architect's response to the design challenge posed by pervasive computing. One century into the electronic age, people have become accustomed to interacting indirectly, mediated through networks. But now as digital technology becomes invisibly embedded in everyday things, even more activities become mediated, an ...more
Suddenly, ground is something that can be transcended. Users float through space, interacting with others users thousands of miles away. The distance it takes one's ideas to travel from one point in time/space to another is decreasing thro ...more
For anyone who believes design is about more than "problem-solving", the appropriate response to emerging pervasive technologies is neither neo-Luddism nor uncritical optimism and places hold values beyond that which modern economics accounts for, this is an essential read.
I found it slow-going at first, but...more