The Bits and Bricks and everything else in between.

As an architecture student, I am interested in using digital technology to push the boundaries of urban design. I was able to attend the Bits and Bricks forum, hosted by the Senseable City Lab at MIT, with a 5CollDH microgrant. The forum aims to change the ways in which architecture and urban planning projects (the “Bricks”) can intersect with technological infrastructure and digital data (the “Bits”). This was part of my independent study on the intersection of digital humanities, the … Read More

Points of Contact:
Exploring the role of architecture in public social behavior at Amherst College

A typical interaction between two people first involves some sort of initiation of contact followed by a reciprocation of that contact, and culminates in a sustained cycle of action and reaction between them (figure 1). When the Amherst Awkward happens, this cycle is disrupted by social barriers. Students will choose not to reciprocate an invitation to interact, or both parties will not even attempt to make contact, and the interaction cycle never kicks off (figure 2). The most alarming aspect of this disruption is … , ,

Parables for Proto-Space: An Introduction

    Digital humanities offers the opportunity to imagine the future of how we live with and through our technologies. 2014-15 5CollDH undergraduate fellow Craig Campbell’s project speculates on the architectures of cyberspace, and explores the ways that we already (and have always) live in digital space. In his own words:    In mathematics, the parabola is defined as the arching shape that results from intersecting a cone with a plane parallel to one of its sides. The parabola is immediately evocative … Read More