Designing learning spaces for (partially) online lives : recombinant architecture

Elliott Burns, Raylee A. (2009) Designing learning spaces for (partially) online lives : recombinant architecture. In Australian School Library Association Online III Virtual Conference 'Under Construction: a world without walls' , 5 - 26 May 2008, Online Conference Strand : Digital Environments. (Unpublished)

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The notion of recombinant architecture signals a loosening of spatial connections between physical and digital-online environments (Mitchell, 1996; 2000; 2003). Such an idea also points to the transformative nature of the designing approaches concerned with the creation of spaces where bits meet bodies to fulfil human needs and desires and, at the same time, pursuing those human dimensions of space and place which are so important to our senses of belonging, physical comfort and amenity. This paper proposes that recombinant spaces and places draw on familiar architectural forms and functions and on the transforming functions of digital-online modes. Perspectives, approaches and resources outlined in the paper support designing and re-designing enterprises and aim to stimulate discussion in the Digital Environments strand of this online conference: 'Under Construction: a world without walls'.

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ID Code: 26724
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: learning, environments, design, digital-online, space, place, pedagogies
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please consult the author
Deposited On: 09 Aug 2009 22:53
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 23:52

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