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CASA Working Paper 228 | From (Before) Analog to (After) Digital: A Personal Perspective

From (Before) Analog to (After) Digital: A Personal Perspective


28 May 2021


Where did the ideas that shape the methods that we have been talking about in this conference for the past 20 years come from? And what was the development process? The transformation from analog to digital is only a small part of that development process. My presentation has examples that span 5,000 years. In this presentation, I speculate about the history of the development of the ways in which we look at the landscape and propose to intentionally change it… by design. And I will also offer some speculations about the next years.

Keywords: Design methods, design tools, analog methods, digital methods, history and development

Authors: Carl Steinitz

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