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Technology, Virtuality, Materiality
Technology, virtuality, materiality
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A New Technological Landscape

A reflection on the present state of the relations between architecture and technology cannot dispense with an examination of the changes that have affected technology in the past decades. These changes are not only a matter of innovations like the massive diffusion of digital tools, the development of genetic engineering or the new perspectives opened by the exploration of nanoscale structures. Pathbreaking and spectacular though these innovations may be, they are only part of a more global evolution. This evolution presents a strong epistemological dimension. In other words, it is not only the content of technology but its very definition that has changed during the past decades. What we now call technology differs radically from the technological ...

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