Architecture-Technology-Relations: Aesthetics, ethics, and the metaphysics of entering alliances (2014)
As the modern machine became ubiquitous, the intertwining of architecture and technology seemed only logical. But this situation actually leads to the question of how the links between architecture and technology have essentially been constituted. The relationship between architecture and technology is based on a number of different perceptions and conceptions of the complex of technology, and it is indeed nuanced. The obvious results of the intermingling of architecture and technology are, for example, machines for living, the realization of machine aesthetics, integrated sustainable energy generators, and so on. However, the emphatic connection between architecture and technology is not a curious phenomenon, but is due to the vibrant events that are the encounter with technology.
Drawing on object-oriented philosophy and related ideas such as actor-network theory, this research explores some of the key aspects of how such connections occur. Drawing on object-oriented philosophy and related ideas such as actor-network theory, this research explores some of the key aspects of how such connections occur. One of these aspects concerns the notion of allure, which refers to the situation in which, when we encounter things, they become an issue for us. Beauty, style, and morality are suggested as three variants of allure or causation. Technology is present in countless forms of machines, devices, and industrially produced goods. In the case of allure, the qualities of entities somehow give way to their underlying forces.
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