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MOHAMED ALAA MANDOUR
SPATIALITY AND VIRTUALITY: "Perception Virtual Urban Environments"
CAADRIA 2006 [Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia] Kumamoto (Japan) March 30th - April 2nd 2006, 397-404
This paper explores how the notions of SPATIALITY `public space’ can inform the debate over VIRTUALITY "electronic media". It examines the metaphorical adoption of urban models to look at electronic sociality and suggests approaches: suburbanized telecities, communitarian visions and accounts that appeal to a renewed public sphere. However, instead of trying to shift these metaphors by contrasting them to a purported real world, the paper examines how they shape an electronic architecture. In this sense, the `real’ city is the indefinable complexity and folding of spaces-lying outside the visualizations offered of cyberspace.