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4dSocial: Interactive Design Environments (Architectural Design) Paperback – 6 Jul 2007

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"features the work of leading designers" ( worldchanging.com, Monday 8th October 2007)

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A new breed of public interactive installations is taking root thatoverturns the traditional approach to artistic experience.Architects, artists and designers are now creating real–timeinteractive projects at very different scales and in many differentguises. Some dominate public squares or transform building′s Facade– Others are more intimae, like wearable computing. All, though,share in common the ability to draw in users to become part of theproject.

Investigating further the paradoxes that arise from this newresponsive media at a time when Communication Patterns  are influx, this title features the work of leading designers, such asElectroland, Usman Haque, Shona Kitchen and ben Hooker, ONL,Realities United and Scott Snibbe. While many works critique thenarrow public uses of computing to control people and data, othersraise questions about public versus private space in urbancontents; all attempt to offer a unique, technologically mediatedform of ′self–learning′ experience, but which are the mosteffective concepts in practice?

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