Rome, New York, education, Montessori, digital technology, binary, cyberspace, network, information, virtual reality, flexibility
"Digital technologies have led to the transformation of different types of information into binary form. This transformation changes the way one perceives materiality, space, and its relationship to information. On one level. cyberspace creates a condition in which communication, travel, and education occur at a fast and efficient rate. On another level, cyberspace allows one to exist within a different condition, another world created by simulation and virtual reality. However, one cannot engage these virtual worlds without the existence of physical space. Aside from being an essential element for human existence, physical space evokes human contact, which must occur to maintain one's mental activity and emotional well being. For these reasons, physical space and cyberspace must begin to inform one another and establish a state of coexistence."
Schnarr, Kurt, "The Virtual Real" (1999). Architecture Thesis Prep. 140.
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