Architecture of Intermodal Complex

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    This paper focuses on the conception and design of architecture as the work of producing media about buildings and other environmental artifacts. I approach
    the questions regarding simplicity and complexity through "interdependence" and "intermodality." I believe the two concepts offer more precise frames of relations and contexts involving simplicity and complexity. I will first discuss the complexity as a condition of interdependences and how today's interdependences may provide a framework to understand complexity. I will then propose that intermodality adds to interdependence a notion that specifically pertains to today's media-driven culture and its complexity. I will next discuss how dependences and modalities are interconnected at various levels and eventually producing a new kind of semiosis that results from the disjunction between the medium and the content. I will in conclusion propose a new concept "apparatization" driven by interdependence and intermodality and how it
    changes shape and remain fluid, rather than scaling between simplicity and complexity, without a specific physical locus.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th eCAADe Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationComplexity & Simplicity
    EditorsAulikki Herneoja, Toni Österlund, Piia Markkanen
    ISBN (Print)978-94-91207-11-2
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
    Event34th eCAADe Conference : International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe - Oulu, Finland
    Duration: 22 Aug 201626 Aug 2016


    Conference34th eCAADe Conference
    Abbreviated titleeCAADe 2016
    Internet address


    • apparatus
    • interdependence
    • intermodality
    • media
    • pervasive computing


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