The Disembodied Architect
Date: Thursday 4 November 1999
Richard Coyne’s talk is drawn from his book Technoromanticism: Digital Narrative, Holism and the Romance of the Real, which takes a critical look at the romantic legacy that pervades contemporary discourse about information technology. How do the themes of the surrealists, phenomenologists and Lacanian psychoanalytic theorists advance our understanding of IT? What are the implications for architecture and design? Richard Coyne is Professor of Architectural Computing at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of several books including Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor.
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