Claire McAndrew and Tim Broyd contribute to The Bartlett Annual Review 2016
2 March 2017
'Welcome to the post-digital city' explores how the sentient potential entrenched in everyday objects is set to present opportunities for change in the city.
‘Post-screen’ or even ‘post-platform’ are often cast as hallmarks of a near-future that might be described in its entirety as ‘post-digital’. That’s not an antagonistic position – not ‘anti-digital’ – but rather envisions a time where technology is so deeply interwoven within the architectural fabric and our practice in design, engineering and construction that flickers of digital nothingness are sensed more acutely than its being (Negroponte, 1998).
It speaks to a future where the building blocks (or bits) of the city are designed with social product in mind.
One of a series of essays showcasing radical thinking from across The Bartlett, Welcome to the post-digital city by Dr Claire McAndrew and Prof Tim Broyd explores how the sentient potential entrenched in everyday objects, and even materials for fabrication, is set to present opportunities for change in the city.
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