Information Technology
Space and IT
Hi friends,

I am a PhD candidate doing research in urban design in Japan. I am working on the several IT effects on the concept of space in the post-digital cities.

I've gone through six major IT phenomenon these days. I want to translate these concepts into an architectural theme. Is it possible for anybody to help me in this case?

I'll be highly grateful for any kind of help, be it a weblink or an e-book. Thank you!
Kaveh Fattahi
Space and IT
ICT cities: Look into William J. Mitchell's trilogy, beginning with e-topia and how he envisioned the new hybrid environment between the virtual (IT) and the real physical realm. There is another dissertation done by Regina Sonnabend which might inspire some design ideas. I think Kas Oosterhuis in Delft University did try to experiment on Programmable Architecture, which was expanded by some student in the Bartlett, UCL and the AA. Have a look.
Maya Sanskrit
Space and IT
Thanks Maya for your kindness,

To tell the truth, one of the first references for me was a link to that trilogy (W.J.Mitchell) by Flavia Sparacino in the MIT Media Lab.

But I had not encountered the other ones. I will go through them ASAP.
Again, thanks, and I hope to keep in touch...
Kaveh Fattahi
Space and IT
Hi Kaveh,
Interesting topic. There have been several discussions on similar lines in past on this forum, some quite interesting. These six phenomena have also been discussed somewhere.

Browse the topics; you will surely get some leads.

In the meanwhile, you could share some work you have done already.

P Das
Space and IT
Dear Prashant,
Thanks for your response. I checked that nice discussion between you and Riyan Abeeb and added a comment on 16 of January too, but as I have not received any response I added another post that you have already visited.
Yeah, I agree with you. It is, potentially a nice topic. Here, I want to clarify my dissertation a little more so that you or other friends can put light on it by any criticism or comments.
In fact, I believe that this topic can play a very vital role in developing contexts. But why?

Just a simple glance towards what happened in most developing countries after modernization movements helps us in this case. In fact if we are seeking for sustainable future cities, it seems that defining new trends in architecture that can be applied in developing contexts with traditional social life to enhance life quality due to what will happen in short future is inevitable. In that case we will not be shocked by facing such an era where everything is re-ontologized according to ICT and media enhanced technologies. It will also prevent the arbitrary changes in our urban structures the same as what happened in modern movement - industrial revolution as Toffler's '2nd wave' which left us with some kind of hybrid spaces, which are neither responsive to modern necessities nor sociable to pre-industrial socities' privileges.

Therefore, my dissertation targets post-industrial urban principals, e.g: K. Lynch or L. Mumford's one, in developing countries affected by IT principal phenomena. I want to check post-industrial urban principals due to digital era to see if they are applicable in future or they need evaluation, modification or configuration. Prevention is far better than treatment.
I will be very glad to know about your idea?
Thanks once again.
Hope to keep in touch
Kaveh Fattahi


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