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id acadia11_270
authors Swackhamer, Marc
year 2011
title From Post- to Plus-Digital
source ACADIA 11: Integration through Computation [Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)] [ISBN 978-1-6136-4595-6] Banff (Alberta) 13-16 October, 2011, pp. 270-271
summary The 2011 ACADIA Conference theme positions architecture’s present condition as “post-digital.” This term calls to question the relevance of an organization like ACADIA, whose focus is precisely on the digital in architecture. Paradoxically, it is the work of ACADIA and digitally-oriented designers that has facilitated the gradual dissolution of the digital. In reality, we of course know that the computer has never been more present and relevant to architecture than it is today. The barriers to entry are lower than they’ve ever been. Digital technology is more pervasive and flexible. But, its ubiquitous integration has rendered the computer itself, with its legacy of opaque user interfaces and inaccessible language, ostensibly transparent. Through this transparency, an array of designers and collaborators previously relegated to the sidelines of computation discourse are now active participants in it. The papers in this session point to five ways in which the boundaries between the digital and non-digital, between architecture and non-architecture, are quickly eroding, and thereby allowing each to influence the other in profound and surprising ways.
series ACADIA
type moderator overview
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