Recreational agents

More, G 2004, 'Recreational agents' in J. Raxworthy and J. Blood (ed.) Mesh The Landscapes of Infrastructure , RMIT Press , Melbourne, Australia, pp. 130-136.


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Title Recreational agents
Author(s) More, G
Year 2004
Title of book Mesh The Landscapes of Infrastructure
Publisher RMIT Press
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Editor(s) J. Raxworthy and J. Blood
Start page 130
End page 136
Subjects Architectural Design
Summary The 'digital domain' integrates political, economic and social infrastructures through digital technologies and networks. A paradigm has emerged within the design of contemporary spaces to integrate concepts of the digital domain into physical spaces. This is no more evident than in the design of public spaces mediated by digital infrastrcutures. The 'digital divide' however signifies the separation between those with access to the digital domain and those without. This divide recognises that knowledge is power. By segregating the general public the divide makes evident the disadvantages of not being connected in this age of information. Here it will be argued that the more public space becomes mediated by digital infrastrcutres the further it will segregate the population's experience of public space. This segregation is examined here, through a series of projects, including an online gaming environment and a digitally mediated architectural design, to promote the role of access and subjective agency within the design of public recreational spaces.
Copyright notice © Contributors and School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, 2004
Keyword(s) landscape
agency
agents
architecture
ISBN 0864593082
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