Network Practices: New Strategies in Architecture and Design

Network Practices: New Strategies in Architecture and Design

by Anthony Burke, Therese Tierney

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The twin revolutions of the global economy and omnipresent Internet connectivity have had a profound impact on architectural design. Geographical gaps and, in many cases, architecture's tie to the built world itself have evaporated in the face of our new networked society. Form is now conceptualized by architects, engineers, and artists as reflexive, contingent, and distributed. The collected essays in Network Practices capture this unique moment in the evolution of design, where crossing disciplines, spatial interactions, and design practices are all poised to be reimagined. With contributions by architects, artists, computer programmers, and theorists and texts by Reinhold Martin, Dagmar Richter, Michael Speaks, and others, Network Practices offers an interdisciplinary analysis of how art, science, and architecture are responding to rapidly changing mobile, wireless, and information embedded environments

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ISBN-13: 9781616890759
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 976,217
File size: 25 MB
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About the Author

Anthony Burke is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Therese Tierney is a doctoral candidate and visiting researcher at the MIT media lab. The editors write and lecture regularly on the subject of network culture.Network Practices is born out of a conference Burke and Tierney assembled in 2004, "Distributed Form: Network Practices at Berkeley."

Therese Tierney is a doctoral scholar at University of California Berkeley and visiting researcher at MIT's Media Lab. She is also the author of Abstract Space: Beneath the Media Surface (2007).

Table of Contents

Preface   Anthony Burke   Therese Tierney     25
The Architectural Brain   Mack Wigley     30
Redefining Network Paradigms   Anthony Burke     54
Biological Networks: On Neurons, Cellular Automata, and Relational Architectures   Therese Tierney     78
Scalar Networks, Super Creeps: Approaching the Non-Standard in the Architecture of Servo   Christopher Hight     100
Stop Motion Studies   David Crawford     116
Material Agency   Peter Testa   Devyn Weiser     120
The Dom-in(f)o House   Dagmar Richter     132
From Data to Its Organizing Structure   George Legrady     144
Beyond Code   C. E. B. Reas     166
Climbing through Complexity Ceilings   Peter J. Bentley     178
Multi-National City: Inside Outsourcing   Reinhold Martin     198
Intelligence After Theory   Michael Speaks     212
Acknowledgments     218
Image Credits     220
Contributor Biographies     222

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