The 30th International Conference on
Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
September 12 - 14 2012, Prague, Czech Republic
To be held at Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture
"Digital Physicality | Physical Digitality"
Digitality is the condition of living in a world where ubiquitous information and communication technology is embedded in the physical world. Although it is possible to point out what is "digital" and what is "real," the distinction has become pointless, and it has no more explanatory power for our environment, buildings, and behaviour. Material objects are invested with communication possibilities, teams are communicating even when not together, and buildings can sense and respond to the environment, each other, and to inhabitants. Digital is no longer an add-on, extra, or separate software. Reality is partly digital and partly physical. The implication of this condition is not clear however, and we need to investigate its potential. We have to search for new strategies that acknowledge the synergetic qualities of the physical and the digital. This is not limited to artifacts or what we design, but it also influences the process, methods, and what or how we teach. For the conference therefore, we are looking for contributions that explore this synergy. Authors are encouraged to submit their work on the conference theme.
Subjects may be, but are not limited to: