Toward a New Understanding of Architecture? Define “new.”

January 11, 2010

I was reading my assignment for my class in Extensions of Media and Technology course here at the Institute of Design when I came across this:

"Architecture no longer can (if it ever could) be understood as an autonomous medium of mass, space and light but now serves as the constructed ground for encountering and extracting meaning from cross-connected flows of aural, textual and graphic and digital information through global networks." 

–W. J. Mitchell, Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City (MIT Press, 2005)

Hmmm. This is cutting edge stuff…of course we've known this since the 17th century. We call it "Freemasonry"

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  1. The masonic buildings are known for great architecture.

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