A new interdisciplinary field of design, researching the transformations
of architectural, urban/regional space of the emerging "information
age", explores the dynamic interaction of architecture/urbanism and the
space of mass media and communication networks. It develops scenarios
for the interplay of public urban and public media space.
of these alliances of urban/regional and media networks, of
architectural and media space, are bastards: ambivalent spaces that are
at the same time analog and digital, tactile and abstract, material and
immaterial, expanding hyper-sensuality in the time- and placelessness
of media flows. These hybrid spatial morphs act simultaneously in urban
(local) and media (global) space and mediate between them, unfolding
the undefined space between the local and the global, occupying the
vacuum between local place and global space. Within the inversions of
identity (communication), within the fluid ever-changing densities in
the knitted networks, fused analogue/digital cultures are idensified.