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The Resource Architectural intelligence : how designers, tinkerers, and architects created the digital landscape, Molly Wright Steenson

Architectural intelligence : how designers, tinkerers, and architects created the digital landscape, Molly Wright Steenson

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Architectural intelligence : how designers, tinkerers, and architects created the digital landscape
Title
Architectural intelligence
Title remainder
how designers, tinkerers, and architects created the digital landscape
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Molly Wright Steenson
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Language
eng
Summary
Architects who engaged with cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies poured the foundation for digital interactivity. In Architectural Intelligence, Molly Wright Steenson explores the work of four architects in the 1960s and 1970s who incorporated elements of interactivity into their work. Christopher Alexander, Richard Saul Wurman, Cedric Price, and Nicholas Negroponte and the MIT Architecture Machine Group all incorporated technologies--including cybernetics and artificial intelligence--into their work and influenced digital design practices from the late 1980s to the present day. Alexander, long before his famous 1977 book A Pattern Language, used computation and structure to visualize design problems; Wurman popularized the notion of "information architecture"; Price designed some of the first intelligent buildings; and Negroponte experimented with the ways people experience artificial intelligence, even at architectural scale. Steenson investigates how these architects pushed the boundaries of architecture--and how their technological experiments pushed the boundaries of technology. What did computational, cybernetic, and artificial intelligence researchers have to gain by engaging with architects and architectural problems? And what was this new space that emerged within these collaborations? At times, Steenson writes, the architects in this book characterized themselves as anti-architects and their work as anti-architecture. The projects Steenson examines mostly did not result in constructed buildings, but rather in design processes and tools, computer programs, interfaces, digital environments. Alexander, Wurman, Price, and Negroponte laid the foundation for many of our contemporary interactive practices, from information architecture to interaction design, from machine learning to smart cities
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Steenson, Molly Wright
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Architecture and technology
  • Design
  • Human-computer interaction
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Architectural intelligence : how designers, tinkerers, and architects created the digital landscape, Molly Wright Steenson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Architects, anti-architects, and architecting -- Christopher Alexander -- Richard Saul Wurman -- Information architects -- Cedric Price -- Nicholas Negroponte and the MIT Architecture Machine Group -- Architecting intelligence
Control code
037743526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780262037068
Lccn
2017011366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Architectural intelligence : how designers, tinkerers, and architects created the digital landscape, Molly Wright Steenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Architects, anti-architects, and architecting -- Christopher Alexander -- Richard Saul Wurman -- Information architects -- Cedric Price -- Nicholas Negroponte and the MIT Architecture Machine Group -- Architecting intelligence
Control code
037743526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780262037068
Lccn
2017011366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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