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A Media Architecture Design Space: The MAB 2012-2018

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We suggest organizing a collection of media architecture instances around the design space they populate. We offer a process for identifying the constituent parts of the media architecture installations, together with a tool that supports the process, and the subsequent exploration of the design space. In the main part of this paper we use this process to construct the design space occupied by the 54 nominees for awards at the media architecture biennales in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, and we address how the process of decomposing the collection of media architecture instances and constructing the design space is the first step of the knowledge acquisition process; this is followed by an analysis of the MAB 2012-2018 design space. The process starts with a basic quantitative analysis, followed by a closer investigation of two-dimensional subspaces. Before presenting our conclusion, we address the possibility of using the design space as a generative tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Media Architecture Biennale Conference, MAB 2020
Number of pages11
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Publication yearJun 2021
ISBN (Electronic)9781450390484
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Event5th Media Architecture Biennale Conference, MAB 2020 - Virtual, Online, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Jun 20212 Jul 2021


Conference5th Media Architecture Biennale Conference, MAB 2020
ByVirtual, Online
SponsorAmsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht University
SeriesACM International Conference Proceeding Series

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    Research areas

  • Collection of designs, Creativity, Design space, Design tools, Inspiration

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