Spaces, Spatiality and Technology

  • Phil Turner
  • Elisabeth Davenport

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Phil Turner, Elisabeth Davenport
    Pages 1-4
  3. Richard Coyne
    Pages 5-18
  4. Barry Brown, Eric Laurier
    Pages 19-30
  5. Elisabeth Davenport, Kathy Buckner
    Pages 31-44
  6. A. Goulding
    Pages 45-66
  7. Lorna Mcdougal
    Pages 67-78
  8. Matthias Buchecker
    Pages 79-96
  9. Machiel J. Van Dorst
    Pages 97-116
  10. Blaise Cronin
    Pages 117-128
  11. Julian Warner
    Pages 129-138
  12. Alan Dix, Adrian Friday, Boriana Koleva, Tom Rodden, Henk Muller, Cliff Randell et al.
    Pages 151-172
  13. A. J. Summerfield, S. Hayman
    Pages 173-190
  14. Giulio Jacucci, Ina Wagner
    Pages 191-216
  15. Sara Albolino, Antonietta Grasso, Frederic Roulland
    Pages 233-248
  16. Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang, George W. Furnas
    Pages 261-280
  17. Phil Turner, Susan Turner, Fiona Carroll
    Pages 281-297
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 299-306

About this book


separated by the exigencies of the design life cycle into another compartment, that makes invisible the (prior) technical work of engineers that is not directly pertinent to the application work of practitioners. More recently (and notably after the work of Greisemer and Star) the black box has been opened and infrastructure has been discussed in terms of the social relations of an extended group of actors that includes developers. Ethical and political issues are involved (cf f accountable computing). Writing broadly within this context, Day (chapter 11) proposes that the concept of 'surface' can assist us to explore space as the product of 'power and the affective and expressive role for materials', rather than the background to this. Surfaces are the 'variously textured…sites for mixtures between bodies', and are thus the 'sites for events'. The notions of 'folding' and 'foldability' and 'unfolding' are discussed at length, as metaphors that account for the interactions of bodies in space across time. Some of the contributors to this volume focus on ways in which we may experience multiple infrastructures. Dix and his colleagues, for example, in chapter 12 explore a complex of models - of spatial context, of 'mixed reality boundaries' and of human spatial understanding across a number of field projects that make up the Equator project to explain the ways in which co-existing multiple spaces are experienced.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Phil Turner
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Davenport
    • 1
  1. 1.Napier UniversityEdinburghUK

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