The global village is a well-known concept used to describe the atmosphere of the online world. Relationships and distances are close and intense, but everyone’s involved. This isn’t really the case in the physical world, though, and most of us live in a crushingly drab suburbia with little connection between people and no expression of ourselves apparent in our surroundings.
While many online projects are seeking to make cyberspace more and more like real space, my interests revolve around how we can take the best elements of online living and explore how these might be adapted to the physical realm; it’s culture, practices, and architecture.
My name’s David Morris, and I started this blog in February 2007 during studies for my diploma in Architecture. My specialist route through this diploma course involves wrestling with concepts of architecture and cultural studies, and I set up this blog with several goals in mind:
01 – A scrapbook. As my design and written work continues I’m going to use this space to keep a log of things that influence and interest me – things of relevance to my project, hopefully. Expect many a hyperlink and reference.
02 – A pratice track. A testing and practice ground for my written work – somewhere I can practice writing and hopefully improve how I communicate in written form.
03 – An in-tray. A place to find responses and opinions about my project from others.
04 – A blog. A straight out blog about the issues I’m hoping to address in my projects. These will no doubt be changing and shifting as they continue, and by the time I finish my degree they may well have disappeared completely, but for now I’m focussing on the issues of physical and digital space described above.
So, thanks for stopping by, and don’t hesitate to let me know what you think of all this!