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PARADIGMS IN COMPUTING: MAKING, MACHINES AND MODELS FOR DESIGN AGENCY IN ARCHITECTURE. Ed. by Dr. David Jason Gerber and Mariana Ibanez. eVolo, New York, 2014. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Actar D/Actar Distribution Inc., New York. 400 pp. with 330 ills. (66 col.). 25 x 19 cm. ISBN 9781938740091 In English.
Publisher's description: Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines and Models for Design Agency in Architecture investigates and instigates critical, theoretical, and practical research and design that illustrate the plurality of computing approaches within the broad spectrum of design and mediated practices. This book is an exploration of critical discourse in the form of theoretical work, as well as design projects illustrated through the pervasive and tightly coupled nature of computing and digital theory with modes and models of design research and production. This book proposes, explores, and argues for and against the plurality of paradigms of computing within contemporary research and architectural practice. Through the combination the book investigates the digital as a form of agency within architecture and the expanding design disciplines akin and adjacent to it. Arguably, the convergence of the cyber, physical, and social is producing a potent set of possibilities that challenges and fosters an open polemical debate of the notions of Design Agency and the pluri-potent Paradigms in Computing for design practice.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture, Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 168429
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