Jelena Brajković, Miodrag Nestorović
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
The emergence and the development of new media forms took many diverse directions at the end of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty first century, significantly influencing many areas of everyday life, as well as contemporary architectural practice. New types of architectural space emerged, types that are based on both new media and architectural principles. These spaces are screen, interactive, kinetic, biotechnological, as well as environments of light. These kind of environments gained new principles and features well known in new media field. Especially important for architectural context is the great potential of new media to create illusions and simulations, to produce augmented and composite, virtual realities and spaces. Virtual space represents one of the most challenging form of new media spaces. It is also the most complex form of screen media environments, so complex that it has taken its own, radical course. Besides the most advanced and complex, screen media interfaces also represent the oldest and typical forms of media architecture. This article will analyze emergence of screen interfaces in architecture, discuss their forms and modalities and examine their influence on human impression of space.
screen, interface, media, architecture