Pre-Specifics: Some Comparatistic Investigations on Research in Design and Art

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Overview

The demand for design competence crosses almost all disciplinary boundaries, making the designers of today particularly ubiquitous in their influence. Pre-Specifics argues that the most promising strategies for the design disciplines of tomorrow can be forecast in the common codes of "virtual relations" shared by material, biological, technological, cognitive and media perspectives. The book features contributions, statements, and conversations with internationally renowned authors such as Greg Lynn, Christopher Peterka, Wolfgang Weingart, Marcel Alexander Niggli, Christian Labonte, Fiona Raby and Anthony Dunne, Christian Doelker, Philipp Sarasin, Raymond Guidot, Eric Zimmerman and Manfred Fassler among others. It is designed by Ludovic Balland, and published with the Institute for Research in Art and Design HGK FHNW in Basel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783905829303
  • Publisher: JRP|Ringier
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Pages: 387
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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"Greg Lynn has been an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University since 1990. He is presently the professor of spatial conception and exploration at the ETH in Zurich, the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University, and a studio professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. His office, Greg Lynn FORM, is working in collaborative partnerships with a variety of architects on a range of projects, including a line of international showrooms for PGLIFE.COM; the Cincinnati Country Day School in Cincinnati, Ohio; the Vision Plan for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey; the Ark of the World Museum in Costa Rica; and the recently completed Korean Presbyterian Church of New York."

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Table of Contents

Preface Martin Wiedmer Wiedmer, Martin 11

The Book, Its Form, and Its Contents The Editors 15

Pseudopodia: Prolegomena to a Discourse on Design Vera Buhlmann Buhlmann, Vera 81

Design Issues Today 81

Introduction Vera Buhlmann Buhlmann, Vera 83

Questions of Form and Design in Jurisprudence Marcel Alexander Niggli Niggli, Marcel Alexander 87

Typographical Awareness - Commited Experimenting and Critical Distance Wolfgang Weingart Weingart, Wolfgang 93

Design and Transdisciplinary Research Christian Pohl Pohl, Christian Christop Kuffer Kuffer, Christop 99

Design - A Way of Dealing in Signs? Philipp Sarasin Sarasin, Philipp 105

Design, Product, and Systems Change Sabine Junginger Junginger, Sabine 115

On the Design of a Thesis: Art Goes Researching Sibylle Omlin Omlin, Sibylle Michael Hagner Hagner, Michael Hinrich Sachs Sachs, Hinrich Jurg Stauble Stauble, Jurg 123

Tell Me, What Is Not a "Fake" Experience? Eric Zimmerman Zimmerman, Eric 129

Culture-Constructions - Or: Looking for Lost Foundations Sabine Eggmann Eggmann, Sabine 137

The Gestalt of Geographical Space Rita Schneider-Sliwa Schneider-Sliwa, Rita 143

Thinking in Derivations - Designing Structured Financial Products Christian Zenkner Zenkner, Christian 147

Design {Conflict, Concept} for the Radio Casper Selg Selg, Casper 153

Value Design Thomas Bachmann Bachmann, Thomas 157

Medial Primordial Soup - Design and the Aquatic Turn Christian Doelker Doelker, Christian 159

Biological Perspectives Marcel Weber Weber, Marcel 165

Models Ben Schweizer Schweizer, Ben 173

[Delta]t: 21st Century Materialism Nathan Brown Brown, Nathan 185

Creativity Industries 195

Introduction VeraBuhlmann Buhlmann, Vera 197

Design in Transformation - On Some of the Parameters Defining the Great Changes of Tomorrow Raymond Guidot Guidot, Raymond 213

Tangible Objectivity Fiona Raby Raby, Fiona Anthony Dunne Dunne, Anthony 225

Generic Design - Mass Produced One-of-a-Kind Objects Greg Lynn Lynn, Greg 245

For a Hippocratic Oath in Design Christopher P. Peterka Peterka, Christopher P. 257

Strategic Design - What Will a Car Be, in the Future? Christian Labonte Labonte, Christian 279

Observations Interpretations 297

Introduction Vera Buhlmann Buhlmann, Vera 299

Design 2020 Manfred Fassler Fassler, Manfred 303

The Cat and Its Grin Patrick Straumann Straumann, Patrick 309

ImageƶBank, UseƶMemory Irene Muller Muller, Irene 317

Intelligent Skin. Large, Non-Measurable Joachim Huber Huber, Joachim 323

Owning Online Art. Study for a Netart Gallery Barbara Basting Basting, Barbara 331

Lifeclipper2: An Augmented Experience of a Timeless City Deanna Herst Herst, Deanna 339

The Body as Form - Or: Desiring the Modeling Body Klaus Wassermann Wassermann, Klaus 351

Word Casts: An Artistic Interpretation of the Book's Theme by Martin Burr 363

Biographies of the Authors and Contributors 375

Index 381

Imprint 388

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