Authors/Contributors

Patricia Olivera

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

12-2015

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

architecture, conceptual, information, technologies, digital, physical, interaction, ICTs, digital revolution

Language

english

Disciplines

Architectural Technology | Architecture

Description/Abstract

Architects’ conceptualizations of cities reference and reflect trends in their societies at their time of conception. During the early 1900's architects speculated on modernist visions of cities, during the mid-late 1900's radical visions of cities emerged, and now, this project will operate among the framework of previous visions of cities by architects and envision a city based on digital information and communications technologies. We are living a Digital Revolution and exist in the age of Information. This thesis will explore the ways in which a city will be conceptualized if it was based on digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) as the primary means of exchange and interaction among the citizens, with the use of third-generation mobile as the key interface between the physical and digital realms. Hypothetical cities are designed for the citizens and are of significance to the general public, not exclusively for the trained architect; they are usually published and sell ideas and ideals of a better society, a better way of living, and most importantly a change of the existing urban principles. As a result, architecture and experiments in representation collide in order to reference popular culture, engage and interact with it.

Source

Syracuse Architecture 2015

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