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|by Vogelaar, Frans & Sikiaridi, Elizabeth & null, null | email@example.com |
|Prof. Frans Vogelaar|
Academy of Media Arts (KHM), Köln Germany
+ 49 221 201 89 333
ELIZABETH SIKIARIDI, FRANS VOGELAAR
WHAT IS YOUR CONTRIBUTION/CASE STUDY ABOUT?
The title of our contribution is “Idensity™ - planning paradigms for the information/communication Age”.
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING FOR THE PARTICIPANTS?
'Idensity™' is proposed as a new category for researching and developing the "hybrid” (combined urban/analog and media/digital) space. The presentation introduces urban strategies and instruments to process the transformations of today's „hybrid“ network city. The argumentation is based on an analysis of the urban questions raised today, especially the influence of ICT and media networks on urban developments.
COULD YOU SKETCH IN WHAT WAY/HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT THE CONTENT OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION?
The presentation is supported by a general (theoretical) introduction:
‚Soft Urbanism’, a new interdisciplinary field of planning, researching the transformations of space of the emerging "information age" is introduced. ‚Soft Urbanism’ explores the dynamic interaction of urbanism and the space of mass media and communication networks. It develops and designs „hybrid” (combined urban/analog and media/digital) communicational (social) spaces.
Within this framework, 'Idensity™' is proposed as a conceptual tool for developing urban space in the information/communication age: 'Idensity™' is a composite term consisting of the combination/fusion of the word "density" of real /urban and "virtual"/media communication spaces (density of connections) and of the word "identity".
This general/theoretical introduction is illustrated with a series of, speculative as well as realised, projects on the regional and urban scale. Scenarios for the interplay of physical and media space, designing the relationship (the interfaces) between "virtual" and the material (urban) world are developed.
The presentation will be a free talk. It will be supported by a visual-based, interactive multimedia presentation (image, animation, bits of film, sound, text).
We would like to use our portable computer and video data beamer for the presentation.
HOWARE YOU INVOLVED IN IT PERSONALLY?
We have been working since the mid of the 80ies (Frans Vogelaar) on the interrelation of urban/architectural space and ICT/media space and the related consequences for planning and design and Frans Vogelaar is, since 1998, professor for „Hybrid Space/Medialer Raum“ at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in Germany.
WHICH ONE OF THE 4 SESSIONS WOULD YOU PROPOSE FOR IT?
We propose the session on „Dynamic Networks and Floating Nodes”.
© Elizabeth Sikiaridi, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. architect, University of Essen and partner of inv.OFFICE, Frans Vogelaar, professor for „Hybrid Space/Medialer Raum“ at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and partner of inv.OFFICE
|Soft Urbanism’ is a new interdisciplinary field of planning, investigating the transformations of space in the emerging information/communication age and designing the interplay of urban and media networks. ‘Idensity™’ is proposed as a category for researching and developing these new “hybrid” (combined urban/media, analog/digital) spaces. This approach is illustrated by some projects, for example, the project ‘Public Media Urban Interfaces’. |
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