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Data Cities: How Satellites Are Transforming Architecture And Design

Data Cities: How Satellites Are Transforming Architecture And Design (Hardback)

By Jackson, Davina

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How we live and understand architecture is being transformed by new technologies. Flows of data will inform our future behaviours in physical, virtual and hybrid-reality situations, and architecture and cities are being reinvented as not merely static structures, but places that ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781848222748
Published 15 December 2018 by Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781848222748
ISBN-10 1848222742
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Imprint Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Publication Date 15 December 2018
International Publication Date 15 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jackson, Davina
Category Architectural Structure & Design
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 250mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress City planning - Technological innovations, City planning - Remote sensing, Architecture and technology
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 307.1216
Catalogue Code 952719

Description of this Book

This book explains how rocket science and electronic technologies are transforming how we live and understand architecture, as networks of semiconductors, satellites, scanners and sensors convert light into unprecedented formats and contents of information. Flows of data will inform our future behaviours in physical, virtual and hybrid-reality situations, and architecture and cities are being reinvented as not merely static structures, but places that pulse. It surveys exceptional projects created by leading architects, scientists, artists, engineers, geographers, urban planners, gamers, gardeners, filmmakers and musicians, including lichtarchitektur by Asymptote, Yann Kersale, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Bruce Munro and Leni Schwendinger; VR and AR demos by Greg Lynn, William Latham and Joe Paradiso; creative robotics by Carlo Ratti, Patrick Tresset, Zaha Hadid and Boston Dynamics; laser-cut constructs by Alex Haw and Patrick Keane; living architecture by Philip Beesley, Rachel Armstrong and Mitchell Joachim; space schemes by Foster + Partners and BIG; public buildings by MVRDV, Wolfgang Buttress, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Santiago Calatrava, Coop Himmelblau, UN Studio, WOHA, SHoP, LAVA and MAD; atmospheric concepts by Philippe Rahm, Daan Roosegaarde and Bruce Ramus; city modelling by UCL CASA, 300.000 KM/s, ETH-Zurich and MIT; underwater and aerial designs by Marc Newson, Ars Electronica-Spaxels and Kleindienst.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An Instagram post which features the cover of the book as well as a description of the book and Olafur Eliasson's contribution. --Instagram post, Studio Olafur Eliasson, https: //www.instagram.com/p/BrUozjLH5Bo/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link The book includes images and descriptions of many exceptional contemporary concepts, displays and structures designed by leading architects, scientists, artists, engineers, geographers, urbanists, gamers, gardeners, filmmakers and musicians who are reimagining life on our planet--and elsewhere. --review, International Society for Digital Earth, http: //www.digitalearth-isde.org/ In this extract from her recent book on the subject, Davina Jackson surveys how satellites and data-driven design tools are redefining what it means to manage our environment. --feature, Foreground magazine, https: //www.foreground.com.au/technology/data-cities-how-post-internet-technology-is-changing-the-way-we-design-our-world/ Author Davina Jackson discusses how this century's Earth observation science paradigm is shaping our world's data cities, with reference to her new book. --interview, The Conversation magazine, https: //theconversation.com/digital-earth-the-paradigm-now-shaping-our-worlds-data-cities-104938 This book is amazing in that it tries to bring together modern science and technology and architecture. --Prof Arup Dasgupt, an Indian-European geospatial expert, review in Geospatial World magazine
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Dr Davina Jackson is a Sydney author who writes on creative applications of technology in urban contexts, and on architecture, design and geographic history. During the past decade she has produced books, exhibitions, websites, and articles on themes she named 'smart light cities', `viral internationalism', `data cities' and `virtual nations'. A founder of the city light festivals in Sydney and Singapore, she edited the first comprehensive survey of international contributions to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems and Digital Earth projects.

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