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5.3

Events in space

Taking into consideration the event that was created by HAL in the experiment in the office environment we are coming into alliance with Malcolm McCullough’s views about this newer field of information technology.

“Interaction becomes a defence of architecture. In contrast to earlier stages of interface design aimed at building attention-saturating worlds, this new paradigm in information technology turns to building physical backgrounds. The more those principles of locality, embodiment, and environmental perception underlie pervasive computing, the more it all seem like architecture” [McCullough, 2004- p.63]

According to McCullough, Architecture in its very long history, was a social frame first and became operable equipment only later. Computing has been the opposite. In its relatively short history, it was operable equipment first and social organization technology only later. As computation acquires even more spatial layers, it conceives schematic identities ever more independent of their technical execution. One word for these identities is architecture.

“The word Architecture has been appropriated to describe all manner of technological designs that are infrastructural and that cast everyday activity in a particular way. Information technology becomes a remedy for architecture that needs to rejuvenate itself” [McCullough,2004- p.63]

Physical Computing is becoming more and more sophisticated about environmental perception. It takes advantage of physical contexts as frames for social functions. It shifts focus from technological novelty to more enduring cultural frameworks.

Physical Computing:

Using Everyday Objects as Communication tools

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