Lehrstuhl für Computergestütztes Planen in der Architektur
Fakultät für Architektur / RWTH Aachen

Understanding Virtual

(Moving Design Ideas Among Four Modes of Being)

Autoren: Russell, Peter (Russell )
Erschienen in: SIGraDi 2003 (Proceedings of the 7th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics)
Seiten: 39-41
Ort: Rosario
Land: Argentinien
Jahr: 2003
ISBN: 987-9459-51-2


Since the introduction of terms like "cyberspace" and "virtual reality", the term "Virtual" has been attached to a range of projects including using computers to draw buildings, distributed studio projects and heavily technologically dependent interfaces for "sensing" digitally modeled environments. The only common aspect of these "virtual" projects is their use of computers. As a way to re-infuse meaning to the term Virtual, the paper describes a theoretical basis for understanding the meaning of being virtual (as opposed to being "Real, Actual" or "Possible") with special attention to the manipulation of ideas as is the case in designing architecture.