Hybrid place : blurring the edge between the digital and physical layers of urban environments

Caldwell, Glenda Amayo (2013) Hybrid place : blurring the edge between the digital and physical layers of urban environments. In Sanders, Paul S., Guaralda, Mirko, & Carroli, Linda (Eds.) Urban Form at the Edge : Proceedings from ISUF 2013, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Creative Industries Faculty – School of Design in conjunction with International Seminar on Urban Form, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 137-145.

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the edge condition between the digital layers and the physical layers of the city and how tangible expressions of the interrelationships between them to create and define new experiences of place, creating hybrid place. To date there has been discussion and investigation into understanding the importance of place, similarly into defining hybrid space. This paper explores principles of place and space to question how they can be applied into defining and proposing the notion of hybrid place in urban environments.

The integration of media spaces into architecture provide infrastructure for the development of hybrid place. The physical boundaries of urban spaces become blurred through the integration of media such as computer technologies connecting the physical environment with the digital. Literature and case studies that reflect the current trends of use of technology by people in space and place within urban environments are examined.

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ID Code: 62281
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: hybrid place, digital fabrication, creative catalyst, architecture
ISBN: 9780975244043
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
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