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What If Space Isn't Neutral

From a short presentation at the Oxford Internet Institute on June 27, 2016

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What If Space Isn't Neutral

  1. 1. WHAT IF SPACE ISN’T NEUTRAL? As part of a workshop at the Oxford Internet Institute June 27, 2016 Presented by Dan Klyn
  2. 2. dialog
  3. 3. in order to model and analyse conceptual problems
  4. 4. DESIGN FOR COMPLEX WEBSITES IA CONCEPTUAL PROBLEM FOR
  5. 5. IA <3 PI
  6. 6. METATECHNOLOGYA technology that operates on and regulates other technologies
  7. 7. Limitation Repair Prevention Compensation
  8. 8. DESIGN FOR THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF MEANING ACROSS CONTEXTS IA Jorge Arango CONCEPTUAL PROBLEM FOR
  9. 9. Information Environments Modelling Systemic Properties Lifecycles
  10. 10. The practical and theoretical resources that both fields can rely on to tackle [these questions] are very different. Patrick Allo precision findability fitness legibility LoA Informative- ness
  11. 11. Informational Actions: 1) alter the appearance of information 2) form an integral part of the design process we should focus on
  12. 12. Info- architectural Actions: Informational Actions: 1) alter the appearance of information 2) form an integral part of the design process we should focus on 1) alter the situatedness of taxons 2) form an integral part of the architecture process we should focus on
  13. 13. taxonomyontology choreography
  14. 14. It is clearly bad for the sciences and the arts to be divided into ”two cultures.” It is bad for both of these cultures to be operating strictly according to “professional standards,” without local affection or community responsibility. It is even worse that we are actually confronting, not just “two cultures,” but a whole ragbag of disciplines and professions, each with its own jargon more or less unintelligible to the others, and all saying of the rest of the world, “That is not my field.” Wendell Barry
  15. 15. CONCEPTUAL PROBLEM FOR EVERYBODY A solid, objective basis for the difference between good and bad
  16. 16. The Order Of Bits
  17. 17. Problem space can be decomposed by a divide and conquer approach
  18. 18. MEANING IS IRRELEVANT
  19. 19. There is a specific archetypal structure…an invariantstructure, a “presence”that manifestsitself in anythingwhich lives.
  20. 20. Wholeness
  21. 21. Something within space and matter can be awoken by the presence of the proper configurations
  22. 22. Where everychoice to situate material in space has been circumscribed by the sense that evena small act of carelessness in the environment would be tantamount to a disaster.
  23. 23. A geometricalfield of relationships that comes into focus under certain conditions; the single most powerful property of which is the way that all of the parts work together.
  24. 24. 1. LEVELS OF SCALE 2. STRONG CENTERS 3. BOUNDARIES 4. ALTERNATING REPETITION 5. POSITIVE SPACE 6. GOOD SHAPE 7. LOCAL SYMMETRIES 8. DEEP INTERLOCK ANDAMBIGUITY 9. CONTRAST 10. GRADIENTS 11. ROUGHNES 12. ECHOES 13. THE VOID 14. SIMPLICITY ANDINNER CALM 15. NOT-SEPARATENESS
  25. 25. Space IsSpace
  26. 26. TheOrdinary Way
  27. 27. Wendell Barry
  28. 28. 150X/DAY 40HRS/MO
  29. 29. What would it be like to live in a mental world where one’s reasons for making something functionally and one’s reasons for making something a certain shape, or in a certain ornamental way are actually coming from precisely the same place in you ?
  30. 30. @undrstndng http://understandinggroup.com @danklyn
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