Digital Windows: cause + effect between reality + virtuality

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Architecture & Planning
Department Architecture
Author Sumsion, F; Shane
Title Digital Windows: cause + effect between reality + virtuality
Date 2007
Description Digital Windows allow real people in the real world to interact with virtual objects in a virtual world through a direct relationship between real-space and digital-space. Actions in the real world are affected by re-actions in the virtual world. As a Master's thesis Project, the scope of Digital Windows is that of a prototype for a larger vision. This vision suggests the potential for Digital Windows to be a group of input/output nodes (located in separate, yet related places) that allow physically distant by-passers to interact with each other. It will take a pause at a node to see it as more than something hanging on a wall; and, several pauses to understand the interaction with people at the other nodes. This, in essence, becomes a progressive discovery with each by-pass that results in a pause. Environmental psychology might associate this process of discovery with arousal (physiological reactions). Arousal fluctuates directly with the complexity of what is going on. One way to keep things simple for bypassers is to treat them as by-passers, and require nothing of them. As windows allow us to see specific parts of other places; the content of this project is a virtual space ‘between' some real spaces. The real spaces at each node have unique points-of-view into the shared virtual space, through respective digital windows. Objects in the virtual space are the devices of a cause and effect interaction between the real world and the digital world.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Space (Architecture)
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name M.Arch
Language eng
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