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Mediated Windows: The Use of Framing and Transparency in Designing for Presence
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. (KTH Smart Spaces: Architecture and Interactive Media)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8176-543X
2010 (English)In: Footprint Journal - Digitally Driven Architecture, ISSN 1875-1504, no 6, 69-92 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the fusion of architecture and media technology that facilitates collaborative practices across spatial extensions: video-mediated spaces. The example presented is a mediated extension of the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm to a neighbouring park area and archaeological excavation site in 2008, referred to as a mediated window, or a glass-door.

The concepts framing and transparency are used to outline the significance of windows and glazing in architecture and art. The author then considers the potential contribution of architecture in representing the passage from indoors to outdoors and designing for presence. Presence design assumes a contribution from architects to presence research, a currently diversified field, spanning media space research, cognitive science, interaction design, ubiquitous computing, second order cybernetics, and computer-supported collaborative work, but in which architecture and artistic practices are less represented. The paper thereby addresses the potential of an extended architectural practice, which incorporates the design of mediated spaces, and outlines presence design as a transdisciplinary practice in which presence research meets architectural design, and spatial and aesthetic conceptual tools, derived from related visual practices, may be productively applied.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Delft: TU Delft , 2010. no 6, 69-92 p.
Keyword [en]
Architectural design and theory, presence design, presence research, mediated space, mediated presence, remote presence, mediated interaction, audiovisually extended architecture, media space, design friction, hybrid space, virtual space, (tele)presence, transdisciplinary, mutual gaze, mediated gaze, spatial montage, tertium quid, active spectatorship, shared mediated space, offscreen space, lateral and peripheral awareness, framing, transparency.
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Architectural Engineering
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Art, Technology and Design
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24457ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84881575349OAI: diva2:350007

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