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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Kruger, Leanne
Email lila.kruger@gmail.com
URN etd-11302011-184515
Document Title Metapolis : virtual reality vs. real virtuality in a digital art pavillion
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr G White Committee Chair
Keywords
  • information age
  • digital divide
  • digital architecture
  • virtual vs. real
Date 2012-04-23
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This dissertation focuses on architecture in the information age.

Information technology is evolving at an alarming rate, which opens up a vast landscape of possibilities within the architectural realm. These possibilities are discussed and implemented into anarchitectural intervention, with a specific focus on the relationshipbetween the real and the virtual.

A digital art pavilion is proposed on the corner of Proes and van der Walt street in Pretoria CBD, where the Munitoria Complex(Tshwane Municipal Offices) is currently situated.

This intervention should act as a catalyst for positive change by narrowing the digital divide that is currently causing social and cultural segregation; providing a tool for upliftment by informing city dwellers. This negates the current by stimulating a culture of knowledge.

Copyright 2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria

Please cite as follows:

Kruger, L 2011, Metapolis : virtual reality vs. real virtuality in a digital art pavillion, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11302011-184515 / >

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