Spaces, Spatiality and Technology by Phil TurnerSpaces, Spatiality and Technology by Phil Turner

Spaces, Spatiality and Technology

byPhil TurnerEditorElisabeth Davenport

Paperback | October 21, 2010

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separated by the exigencies of the design life cycle into another compartment, that makes invisible the (prior) technical work of engineers that is not directly pertinent to the application work of practitioners. More recently (and notably after the work of Greisemer and Star) the black box has been opened and infrastructure has been discussed in terms of the social relations of an extended group of actors that includes developers. Ethical and political issues are involved (cf f accountable computing). Writing broadly within this context, Day (chapter 11) proposes that the concept of 'surface' can assist us to explore space as the product of 'power and the affective and expressive role for materials', rather than the background to this. Surfaces are the 'variously textured...sites for mixtures between bodies', and are thus the 'sites for events'. The notions of 'folding' and 'foldability' and 'unfolding' are discussed at length, as metaphors that account for the interactions of bodies in space across time. Some of the contributors to this volume focus on ways in which we may experience multiple infrastructures. Dix and his colleagues, for example, in chapter 12 explore a complex of models - of spatial context, of 'mixed reality boundaries' and of human spatial understanding across a number of field projects that make up the Equator project to explain the ways in which co-existing multiple spaces are experienced.
Title:Spaces, Spatiality and TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.01 inPublished:October 21, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: P. Turner and Elisabeth Davenport.- The Digital Uncanny R. Coyne.- En-Spacing Technology: Some Thoughts on the Geographical Nature of Technology B. Brown and E. Laurier.- Shifting Presence in the Classroom E. Davenport and K. Buckner.- The Public Library: A Successful Public Space? A. Goulding.- Understanding Spatiality: The Intersection of Real And Virtual Workspace L. McDougal.- Public Place as a Resource Of Social Interaction M. Buchecker.- Privacy Zoning: The Different Layers of Public Space M.J. van Dorst.- High-Fidelity Mapping of Intellectual Space B. Cronin.- Escape from Surface and Linearity J. Warner.- Surface: Material Infrastructure for Space R. E. Day.- Multiple Spaces A. Dix, A. Friday, B. Koleva, T. Rodden, H. Muller, C. Randell and A. Steed.- An Existential Approach to Representing Visual Context A.J. Summerfield and S. Hayman.- Performative Uses of Space in Mixed Media Environments G. Jacucci and I. Wagner.- Space, Place and the Design of Technologically-Enhanced Physical Environments L. Ciolfi and L.J. Bannon.- Augmenting Communal Office Spaces with Large Screens to Support Informal Communication S. Albolino, A. Grasso and F. Roulland.- Articulating the Sense of Place Experienced by Visitors to the Jencks Landform M. Smyth.- Multiscale Space and Place: Supporting User Interactions with Large Structures in Virtual Environments X. Zhang and G.W. Furnas.- The Tourist Gaze: Towards Contextualised Virtual Environments P. Turner, S. Turner and F. Carroll.- Index.