Envisioning Cyberspace: Designing 3d Electronic Spaces
Free of the constraints of physical form and limited only by imagination, new environments spring to life daily in the fantastic realm of cyberspace. Fabulous structures welcome throngs of people, new communities bond across borders, fallen kingdoms thrive once more while futuristic cities rise majestically amid fields of electrons. The creators of this new virtual world may be programmers, designers, architects, even children. In this invigorating exploration of the juncture between cyberspace and the physical world, and reality and virtuality, architect and media theorist Peter Anders brings together leading-edge cyberspace art and architecture ... inspiring new techniques and technologies unexpected unions of reality and virtuality ... and visions of challenges and opportunities as yet unexplored. More than an invitation to tour fantastic realms and examine powerful tools, this book is a hard-eyed look at cyberspace's impact on physical, cultural, and social reality, and the human-centered principles of its design.
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Toward a Model for Anthropic Cyberspace
Space as a Medium for Understanding Our Environment and Relationships
Spatial Models That Help Us Think
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