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Peripheral Architecture, James Utterback Jan 2009

Peripheral Architecture, James Utterback

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"By 2012 the 4G 'Anytime, Aywhere' digital age will be upon us and the air will be loaded with new possibilities for those with the hardware to tap into it. In the latter half of the 20th century, screen-mediated technologies generated an abundance of hybrid local/peripheral places. Movie screens, televisions, and computers challenged notions of privacy, location, and place by stretching people across the screen and into the screenspace. Where screens became pervasive the architecture became passive, often acting as an experiential shield from the local space, wholly privileging the space of the screen over the context in which ...