Effects of Contemporary Information Technologies on Culture and Architectural Space


World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium (WMCAUS), Prague, Czech Republic, 13 - 17 June 2016, vol.161, pp.1458-1461 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 161
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.610
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.1458-1461
  • Keywords: culture, space, architecture, information technology
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Changes are inherent and inevitable in any living culture. We live in a fluid, changing world with increasingly blurred boundaries between local and global practices. Due to rapidly escalating technological developments in social interaction technology and digital communication, social contacts between people has changed. These technological developments have changed our habits and gradually our culture. The requirements and needs of the society are evolving and this can be seen on different scales. This new level of connectivity brings important concerns regarding privacy, protection and control. Like in our daily life and through living conditions etc. This in turn results in changes to spatial planning and architecture. Technological advances and cultural changes have increasingly demanded the new definition of space. Today architectural space becomes "the space of all dimensions". This paper aims to investigate this evolution of space on different scales and means that caused by contemporary information technology through cultural and environmental aspects. The implementations of information technology on relations and different scales of interaction based on space will be discussed, and then the change and evolution of architectural concepts on will be addressed. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.