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Lansdown Lecture - Mikael Wiberg from Umeå, Sweden on architecturally situated interaction design

Digitalization transforms our built environment. Originally only functional, it is now a design material supporting social interaction, play and experiences.

Interactive Architecture or Interaction through Textures
Our built environment is undergoing a transformation in terms of digitalization. Computers are embedded into our physical environment and small computational devices accompany us as we move about. Mainly installed for functional purposes, digital technology is now beginning to be seen as a design material in support of social interaction, play and experiences. Researchers now address concepts such as ubiquitous computing, interactive architecture, responsive environments, media places, hybrid spaces, ambient intelligence, and digital art installations.

Mikael Wiberg will address this development and present Umeå’s research in Interactive Architecture, particularly ArchITechtum, an architecturally situated interaction design project in the design of digital devices informed by architectural thinking and environmental psychology; and the implications of work on embedded public displays at the ICEHOTEL. He will also present an IT- (“Interaction through Textures”) framework for interactive architecture built on the notion of the interaction society, built environments as communicated persistent structures, and ephemeral interaction, graceful interaction, and interaction landscaping – important human elements for understanding interaction through interactive architecture.


Dr. Mikael Wiberg | talks | www


Date and Time:

20 February 2008 at 4:45 pm


1 hour



Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Middlesex University
Cat Hill
020 8411 5072

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