Making Places in Virtual Environment

Making Places in Virtual Environment

by Xiaolei Chen


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Making Places in Virtual Environment by Xiaolei Chen

To achieve sense of place in the cybernetic spatial domains that can be seamlessly inhabited remotely is the goal of researchers. Such spaces may be used for education, business, socialization, etc. There are many precedents of virtual worlds. However, none of them offers the satisfactory place quality as the physical environment offers. The research about design methodology is still at its beginning stage, unsystematic, far away from being applicable in practice. In contrast to previous efforts, this research bases itself on the argument that cyberspace should be viewed as an environment, a place rather than merely a means of communication because it is place that supports the rich social and cultural activities and grounds the social in­habitation, thus starts from the question what a place is and what a place offers to people, systematically examine place and place-making models from architectural and media perspective, and discuss the possibility of translating them into digital place-making. The dis­cussion will ground the further development of sophisticated design language for virtual environment, and may benefit those who are interested in the design of digital media.

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ISBN-13: 9783639017441
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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