OASE #66: Virtually Here - Space in Cyberfiction
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OASE's 66th issue investigates the expression and use of architecture in science fiction and, more specifically, in cyberpunk and cyberfiction. Science fiction— originally a literary and later a film genre—explores the relation between scientific and technological developments and their possible socio-cultural influences and effects. Understanding science fiction as the twentieth-century venue for imaginative extrapolations of possible futures, and cyberpunk as a subcategory of science fiction dealing specifically with the information age, each seems to offer an interesting arena in which to compare various articulations of the future architectural environment.
Essays include “Architectural Space and Cyberspace as Represented in Science Fiction Film” / “From Alphaville to Cyberville: The City of the Future in Science Fiction Film” / “The Imaginary Real World of Cyber Cities” / “Architectures of Transparency and Technologies of Surveillance: Spielberg's Tech Noir Cybercity in Minority Report” / “Cyberspeculations: An Interview with Bruce Sterling” / “Star Trek: Designing the Furture: An Interview with Mike Okuda”
OASE is an independent, international, peer-reviewed journal for architecture that brings together academic discourse and the sensibilities of design practice.
Designed by Karel Martens & Chantal Hendriksen, Werkplaats Typografie
Published by Nai Uitgevers, 2005
In Dutch and English
128 pages, single color illustrations, 9.5 × 6.75 inches